The Fresno Grizzlies minor league baseball team has apologized for showing a Memorial Day video that portrayed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as one of America's "enemies of freedom."
The Washington Post reports that the Fresno Grizzlies showed a Memorial Day tribute video in between games during a double header on Monday that featured former President Ronald Reagan's first inaugural address in 1981.
When Reagan made mention of "enemies of freedom," images of Ocasio-Cortez, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro flashed on the screen.
The team said it did not properly vet the video before showing it and said it did not mean to put Ocasio-Cortez on the same level as dictators such as Castro and Kim.
"A pre-produced video from outside our front office was selected; unfortunately what was supposed to be a moving tribute ended with some misleading and offensive editing, which made a statement that was not our intent and certainly not our opinion," the team said.
The employee who was responsible for selecting the video said they were "remorseful" that it portrayed the congresswoman as an "enemy of freedom." Ocasio-Cortez's office has declined to comment on the controversy.