Ocasio-Cortez faces ‘flood of death threats’ from people — always men -- who want to assassinate her
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks to MSNBC. (Screenshot)

The Fresno Grizzlies minor league baseball team aired a video in the middle of a Memorial Day doubleheader that branded Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Kim Jong-un and Fidel Castro as "enemies of freedom."


Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, responded to the smear on Tuesday.

"What people don’t (maybe do) realize is when [organizations] air these hateful messages, my life changes [because] of the flood of death threats they inspire," she explained on Twitter.

She then revealed how the security threats impact her -- and her young Congressional interns.

"I‘ve had mornings where I wake up and the first thing I do with my coffee is review photos of the men (it’s always men) who want to kill me," she explained. "I don’t even get to see all of them. Just the ones that have been flagged as particularly troubling."

Fox News has driven this dynamic before.

"It happens whenever Fox gets particularly aggressive plus hateful, too. Young interns have to constantly hear hateful messages (far beyond disagreement) from [people] we don’t even rep," she continued.

"All of this is to say that words matter, and can have consequences for safety," Ocasio-Cortez noted.

"For those who believe in 'free speech': whose free speech do you believe in? [Because] some folks using free speech to defend racism are also supporting folks passing laws to allow running over protesters," she reminded.