DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The president of a college Republican group in Ohio has apologized for a fundraising email that referred to Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a "domestic terrorist."
Tom Ferrall is chairman of the Ohio College Republican Federation and a senior at the University of Dayton. He says the email was sent Wednesday without his approval by a third-party fundraising firm he wouldn't name.
Ferrall says his organization has severed ties with the firm. He says the email wasn't something he or the organization would ever endorse.
Ocasio-Cortez said in a tweet after the email was publicized that such a message "puts me in danger every time."
The University of Dayton also said Ferrall improperly used his university mailing address to solicit funds and Ferrall agreed to stop.
This puts me in danger every time.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 10, 2019
Almost every time this uncalled for rhetoric gets blasted by conserv. grps, we get a spike in death threats to refer to Capitol Police.
Multiple ppl have been arrested trying to harm me, Ilhan, & others.@GOP, what’s it going to take to stop? https://t.co/vpous77RbT