Rape Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DNY, says she feared for her life as a violent mob stormed the Capitol building last week.
In a lengthy Instagram live video Tuesday night, Ocasio-Cortez stated that she “had a very close encounter,” during which she thought she was “about to die.” She did not provide a detailed description, but cited security concerns.
“I didn’t know I was going to live it up until the end of the day, and not only in a general sense, but in a very specific sense,” Congress said during the hour-long live stream. The encounter during the January 6 riots in the Capitol was “painful.”
Ocasio-Cortez said that it is “no exaggeration” to say that many members of the House were “almost murdered.”
Supporters of President Donald Trump confirmed Presidential election Joe Biden’s victory in the Capitol in protest against a congressional rally of electoral college votes last week. As they raided the building, destroyed property and attempted to dismantle both the House and Senate houses, the members were evacuated.
“We were very lucky that things happened within a certain number of minutes that allowed members to escape the floor of the house,” she said. “Many of us survived only by death.”
Ocasio-Cortez also said that she did not feel safe when she was brought to a safe room with other MPs.
Ocasio-Cortez said, “QAnon and white supremacists were sympathetic and clearly white supremacist members of Congress, which I think would expose my location and create opportunities to allow me to hurt, kidnap, et cetera Will “Without naming the lawmen, she thought she might endanger her safety.
The post of New York congressman followed several other testimonials from Democratic lawmakers who have said the behavior of their Republican allies put them in danger.
Rep. Mickey Sherrill, DN.J, alleged in a Facebook video on Tuesday that some members of Congress led people through the Capitol on a “reconnaissance” tour of the building the day before Wednesday’s riots, though they did not commit any specific Officials not identified. . Ray Ayan Pressley, D-Mass., Said on Tuesday that he left his safe place after learning that “traitorous” lawmen “who provoked the mob in the first place” were also in the room.
Pressley also pursued lawbreakers who refused to wear masks after three Democrats who survived cancer, tested positive for Kovid-19. The Congress attending physician told members of the House on Sunday that he came in contact with someone with the virus in lockdown during the riot.
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Ocasio-Cortez denounced Trump’s role in inciting violent riot.
His post came when a resolution was passed on Tuesday calling on Vice President Mike Pence to use the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. The measure passed, but Pence said in a letter sent ahead of the vote that he would not implement it. His refusal paved the way for a vote on Wednesday to impeach Trump, making him the first president to impeach twice in American history.
A growing number of Republican lawmakers have publicly supported pushing the president ahead of the vote, including Wyoming Liz Cheney, the third-highest-ranking House Republican.
On Tuesday, Trump criticized Democrats for plans to impeach him, “ridiculous”. He denied any responsibility for the violent invasion of supporters of the Capitol.
But Ocasio-Cortez said he believed Trump would be impeached, making the president “an active threat to every single American.”
House-Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, tweeted on Wednesday morning, “Donald Trump’s deadly rebellion against America’s Capitol is in our nation’s history and without a gruesome violation of his oath of office.” “To fulfill our pledge to protect our constitution, we must act immediately to remove it from office.”