The New York Post reported that 33-year-old Justine Medina worked as political organizer for Cortez after she hired her in 2020. Records from the Federal Election Commission showed that she was paid $35,000 between February and November 2020. But after the 2020 presidential elections that put incumbent President Joe Biden in power, the Cuban-American Medina fully committed herself to the cause of Marxism.
The CPUSA's newspaper People's World identified Medina as "co-chair of the New York Young Communist League" back in July 2021. The same publication addressed her as a member of the "Executive Committee of the New York State Communist Party." Medina further claimed that while working for Cortez's campaign, she was responsible for "organizing and writing policy language with Anti-War Veterans [and] the Peace Movement."
"Communism is about equality; democracy; peace; the advancement of workers, the oppressed and humanity in general," she tweeted in November 2020. "It is true the path there will be unkind to those who block progress, but communism is good and should not scare you."
In reality, people ought to be scared of communism – a force responsible for the murder of more than 100 million people across the globe.
The Soviet Union's Joseph Stalin starved millions of Ukrainians in the 1930s with his Holodomor campaign. Over in China, Mao Zedong's Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution caused the death of more than 40 million. Cambodia's Pol Pot decimated about a quarter of his own country's population in his brief rule in the Khmer Rouge during the 1970s.
After the Post published its report about her, Medina tweeted a screenshot of the article. The tweet received mixed reactions, with some praising Medina for her efforts and others rebuking her for her leanings.