AOC feared ‘White Supremacist members of Congress’ would turn her over to Trump rioters during siege
“I didn't know if I would make it to the end of this day alive. And not just in general, but in a very specific sense, ”said AOC
While the fallout continues after the Capitol riot last Wednesday, Democratic New York City Congressman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used her social media this week to share the terror she witnessed that day - sometimes in fear of her own Congressional colleagues would be killed if they handed over to the angry mob.
Late on Tuesday evening, the congresswoman asked questions from her voters and supporters on the app during a one-hour Instagram Live that was attended by nearly 100,000 people.
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Unsurprisingly, she received several questions about her experience on Jan. 6, and just minutes into the video, she admits that she faces fears for her life.
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 24: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) questions Postmaster General Louis DeJoy during a hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on August 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. The committee holds a hearing on "Protecting the Timely Delivery of Mail, Medicines and Postal Voting Slips". (Photo by Tom Williams-Pool / Getty Images)
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“A rather traumatic event happened to me and I don't even know if I can disclose the full details of this event for security reasons, but I can tell you that I had a very close encounter where I thought I was going to die . You have all these thoughts that those thoughts come to you at the end of your life, ”she says. "That happened to many of us on Wednesday. I didn't know if I would make it to the end of this day alive. And not just in general, but in a very specific sense."
AOC also stated that she did not feel safe when directed to seek refuge with other members. She admitted to her followers that “at this extraction point there were QAnon and white supremacist sympathizers and frankly white supremacist members of Congress that I know and who I thought would reveal my location and create opportunities to allow me to be injured, kidnapped and so on. "
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Their fears are reinforced by the fact that NJ MP Mikie Sherrill recently revealed that several Republican members were giving reconnaissance tours to potential insurgents on the eve of the siege. Three other Democrats were infected with COVID-19 after being forced to seek protection from Republicans who refused to wear masks.
"So I didn't even feel safe with other members of Congress," AOC concluded somberly.
MP Ocasio-Cortez also spoke clearly about the trauma some of her colleagues are currently grappling with, telling viewers that counselors and doctors have been made available to members of Congress.
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