AOC Recalls 'Traumatizing' Experience Of Being 'Nearly Assassinated' During Capitol Riots

Cheryl Sanders
January 14, 2021

During an Instagram livestream, AOC told viewers about a "traumatizing event" that left her shaken.

Furthermore, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also said that she "didn't feel safe around other members of Congress".

"I had a pretty traumatizing event happen to me", Ocasio-Cortez said. "Not just in a general sense, but in a very, very specific sense".

The New York Democrat said that "We're going to have to figure out how we rein in our media environment so you can't just spew disinformation and misinformation".

"Many of us merely and narrowly escaped death", she said.

Ocasio-Cortez has also expressed support for Trump's impeachment and removal from office following the attack on the Capitol, which some lawmakers from both parties have in part blamed on the president's rhetoric surrounding the election and his unfounded claims of voter fraud.

"I myself did not even feel safe going to that extraction point, because there were QAnon and white supremacist sympathizers and frankly white supremacist members of Congress in that extraction point, who I know, and who I had felt would disclose my location and allow me to, who would create opportunities to allow me to be hurt, kidnapped, etc.", Ocasio-Cortez said. "You're not going to resign after Wednesday and act like you weren't a part of it". This was never about safety for them, it was always a slogan because if they actually cared about rule of law they would speak up when people break the law.

You do not belong in the United States Senate. "And so not only do I intend to see that the president is removed and never runs for office again and doesn't have access to classified material, I also intend to see that those members of Congress who abetted him; those members of Congress who had groups coming through the Capitol that I saw on January 5 - a reconnaissance for the next day; those members of Congress that incited this violent crowd; those members of Congress that attempted to help our president undermine our democracy; I'm going to see they are held accountable, and if necessary, ensure that they don't serve in Congress".

On Tuesday, Trump criticized Democrats for their plans to impeach him, calling efforts to remove him "ridiculous". His refusal paved the way for the House to vote Wednesday to impeach Trump, making him the first president in USA history to be impeached twice. "I don't think there's another way to put, there's no other way to put it".

"When [Ocasio-Cortez] says disinformation or misinformation, she means really anything that goes against progressive leftist dogma", the host of "The Rubin Report", told "America's Newsroom" on Wednesday. "I don't think any of this makes any person broken".

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