AOC: I thought I was going to die during the Capitol blockade


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During an intense period Instagram Live Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on Tuesday evening that she feared for her life during the storming of the Capitol building last week.

Speaking to about 100,000 viewers for more than an hour, Ocasio-Cortez said that during the hours that she and other lawmakers hid from rioters last Wednesday, she had a “very close encounter, where she thought I was going to die”, details of which she said she could not reveal for security reasons . She also said, unusually, that she was concerned that her Republican colleagues would reveal the undisclosed location where members of Congress are hiding, putting her at further risk.

“it was there Qunun White supremacists, and frankly white fanatics of Congress … who I felt would reveal my whereabouts and create opportunities to allow me to be harmed. “

During lockdown, house student and conspiracy theorist Lauren Boibert He tweeted about Nancy Pelosi’s moves, Which sparked massive criticism.

Ocasio-Cortez blamed the riots on Republicans who accepted lies about the elections and other attacks in the Trump era such as the separation of children, accusing them of “the blood of five people on your hands.”


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