Rena Marrocco, a Democratic donor and delegate, said Thursday that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos "deserves" to be the prisoner of a sadist, rapist character on HBO's "Game of Thrones."
Marrocco posted an article on her personal Facebook page about DeVos flying her private jet for work-related travel, in which she castigated DeVos, calling her "human pollution."
"This woman is just human pollution. She's pollution to our education system and our planet. She's an evil self-absorbed princess who deserves to be a prisoner of someone like Ramsay Bolton," Marrocco wrote, referring to the "Game of Thrones" character known for raping and torturing women for sport.
Marrocco has served as secretary for the Democratic Club of Carlsbad-Oceanside (DEMCCO) in Southern California. As of 2016, she was also a delegate to the California State Democratic Party, and was running to be a Bernie Sanders delegate to the Democratic National Convention. A list of Sanders' delegates from the California Democratic Party confirms she did serve as a Sanders delegate in 2016.
Marrocco donated nearly $2,500 to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) during the Democratic presidential primary between 2015 and 2016. She also donated $2,700 to Sen. Kamala Harris's (D., Calif.) campaign, which is the maximum amount donors can give per election cycle to an individual candidate.
Marrocco and her husband, Steve Garcia, hosted a meet-and-greet event last October for Retired Marine Col. Doug Applegate, the Democratic candidate who nearly unseated Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) last year, and has already announced he's running again in 2018.
Sanders and Harris are potential 2020 presidential candidates.
The article Marrocco shared from the Hill was initially entitled "DeVos uses private jet for work-related travel," and its misleading nature was criticized on Twitter. DeVos has used her privately owned jet to travel, which she independently pays for, not the taxpayer.
You have to click to find it it’s her own jet, and she, not the taxpayer, picks up the bill. https://t.co/Ji0rGO0Esb
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) September 21, 2017
The Hill later changed the headline to "DeVos flies on her own private jet for work-related travel."