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Elizabeth Heng Update

There’s a lot of interest percolating about the impressive California GOP congressional candidate, whose campaign ad — which discusses her family surviving the Cambodian Genocide — has been blocked by Facebook:

  • This morning she appeared on Fox & Friends First to discuss Facebook’s censoring
  • House majority leader Kevin McCarthy is pressing a #StopTheBias effort via Twitter
  • Victor Davis Hanson came out swinging on Powerline (had Heng “been a progressive, she would have received national attention as the ‘new face’ of the next generation of congressional office-seekers, and courted by talk shows and the media”)
  • And from his Golden EIB Microphone yesterday, Rush Limbaugh made a huge deal about Facebook’s gagging this “brilliant Republican and conservative”:

As I say, she’s obviously conservative. She is educated and reasonable. She’s exceptionally bright, and she’s a very attractive young woman. Everything about her is appealing. Her track record and resume are exactly what you would want in anybody that you are hiring. But she believes in the United States because it saved her family. The United States was the only nation in the world to deal with Cambodia during the Vietnam War and all that, Laos and the genocide of Pol Pot.

The United States is a place she loves. She has a great and reverence appreciation for it, and everybody running for office on the left wants you to know how desperately wrong this country is and how disappointed in it they are and how so disliking of it they are and how it’s got to change and we’ve got to become more socialist, and we’ve got to get rid of the power structure that has created all of this racism, bigotry, sexism, homophobia. White men. Stark, stark contrast. But the fact that that ad got yanked because it violates some precious standards.

You can watch Heng’s controversial (to Facebook) and powerful campaign ad here.

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