Ocasio-Cortez Says She 'Narrowly Escaped Death' At Capitol

Elias Hubbard
January 14, 2021

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), in a social media rant Tuesday, night stated that all Republicans support white supremacy, that Southern states are not "red" states, and that the only way the United States can "heal" is if the people in those states are "liberated" from "economic, social, and racial oppression".

But Ocasio-Cortez said she was confident Trump would be impeached, calling the president "an active threat to every single American". "So that's something we're looking into". It was so severe that AOC feared for her life, saying that she thought she "was going to die".

So far, the police have also made dozens of arrests of the Trump supporters involved in the storming of the US Capitol.

"Several members of Congress, in some of my discussions, have brought up 'media literacy, ' because that is a part of what happened here", Ocasio-Cortez said in a clip from the stream posted to Twitter by Grabien Media founder Tom Elliott. "I did not know if I was going to make it to the end of the day - and not just in a general sense but also in a very, very specific sense".

Ocasio-Cortez, who is Hispanic, noted that her fears were heightened because there were white supremacists and other extremists taking part in the mostly white mob. "This is known as an act of insurrection, an act of sedition". "I think as a effect it took me a long, long, long, long time to assess what happened ... it really took me 10 years to process".

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The congresswoman also touched on her own healing in the wake of the siege. They incited an attack on the Capitol and many many many members of Congress were nearly murdered.

Rep. AOC is not the only member of Congress sounding the alarm about colleagues making this happen.

. Congress' attending physician told House members Sunday that they may have been exposed to someone with the virus while in lockdown during the riot.

The Democrat from NY took to Instagram Tuesday night to describe her experience during the attack, in which a mob in support of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol as Congress convened to certify the Electoral College results and President-elect Joe Biden's victory.

She had strong condemnation for Trump for inciting the riots, as well as members of his administration who have not invoked the 25th Amendment to remove him from office, as well as those who voted to overturn the election results.

And her chief of staff Sarah Groh explained that the security system in her office had been manipulated without any explanation. That was when she tried to use the panic buttons for help, which she had done before.

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