‘I thought I was going to die’: AOC says she’s ‘traumatized’, makes Capitol riot all about herself
Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed on Tuesday that she thought she might die during a “traumatizing” ordeal during the riot on Capitol Hill. Predictably, she would not provide any details. For security reasons she claimed. AOC is now making the riot all about herself and how her life was supposedly threatened. All in a political maneuver to attack Republicans. Get em!
“I can tell you that I had a very close encounter where I thought I was going to die,” she said during an Instagram Live video. “And you have all of those thoughts where, at the end of your life… all of these thoughts come rushing to you. And that’s what happened to a lot of us on Wednesday and I did not think – I did not know if I was going to make it to the end of that day alive.”
She said she didn’t just mean it generally but in a “very, very specific sense.” Whatever the heck that means.
So, her life flashed before her eyes. It must have been riveting and probably not enlightening. So dramatic, so calculated, so self-serving.
She went on to tell her fans that “many, many members of the House were nearly assassinated.” Sure they were. As they lounged in a room with police fending off a horned shaman armed with a spear and other unsavory characters who were unarmed.
“We were very lucky that things happened in certain minutes that allowed members to escape the House floor but many of us nearly and narrowly escaped death,” she added. Are you kidding me? Does everything in this woman’s litany end in death? Evidently so. What a drama queen.
AOC called many of the Capitol police and others who supported them “heroic” for putting themselves in harm’s way to protect those inside the Capitol but said it was clear that some officers were sympathetic to the rioters.
“To run [in fear] in the nation’s Capital… and not know if an officer is there to help you or harm you is also quite traumatizing,” she said.
And there’s the ‘defund the police’ angle. She’s nothing if not consistent in her hatred for those ostensibly standing between her and certain death.
— Sarah Lerner (@SarahLerner) January 13, 2021
“This is how democracy can burn. It is fragile. We must cherish it. And they didn’t. And they don’t. So they need to leave. Donald Trump needs to leave. Ted Cruz needs to leave. Josh Hawley needs to get out. They need to get. out.” – @AOC pic.twitter.com/KB6n8V656f
— marisa kabas (@MarisaKabas) January 13, 2021
Two Capitol Police officers have been suspended for their actions during the riots and several more are under investigation. Details seem to be in short supply here. It sounds like a proverbial witchhunt.
Outrageously, Ocasio-Cortez claimed she didn’t even feel safe in the secure location members were taken to because she had to hide with “QAnon and white supremacist” sympathizing members who she said she felt would be willing to reveal her location and allow her to be hurt or kidnapped. Paranoid much?
Following the riots, she has called on President Trump, Sens. Josh Hawley, and Ted Cruz, and any other Republicans who “amplified lies to undermine our democracy, encouraged an attack on our Capitol and tried to overturn our election” to resign. Well, of course, she did. Every single Democrat did the same thing almost as if it were planned.
I have one message to members of Congress who amplified lies to undermine our democracy, encouraged an attack on our Capitol, and tried to overturn our election:
If your lust for power exceeds your dedication to democracy, there is simply no place for you in Congress.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 13, 2021
“I have a message for anyone who is resigning after Wednesday: Too late. Too late,” she said, name-checking recently-departed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, among others. “You were a part of it.”
She also went on the attack for the next election: “This is about if they wanna be president in 2024. Lemme give you a sneak peek: You will never be president. You will never command the respect of this country. Never. Never. And you should resign. So should every member of Congress who voted to overturn the results of our election, because they would rather cling to power than respect our democracy.”
“Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley …. You do not belong in the United States Senate,” she said. “You do not belong in any democratically elected seat when you do not believe that that election was even legitimate.”
“This is how democracy can burn,” she solemnly intoned. “It is fragile. We must cherish it. And they didn’t. And they don’t. So they need to leave. Donald Trump needs to leave. Ted Cruz needs to leave. Josh Hawley needs to get out. They need to get out.”
Her Republican colleagues most definitely would tell her, “You first.”