New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday revealed that she is a survivor of sexual assault.
The 31-year-old Democrat, speaking to more than 100,000 people on Instagram Live, described what she went through during the Capitol riot and addressed suggestions from some Republicans that Americans “move on” from the Jan. 6 attack.
“The reason I’m getting emotional in this moment is because these folks who tell us to move on… these are the same tactics of abusers,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“And I’m a survivor of sexual assault,” she continued, her voice breaking. “I haven’t told many people that in my life.”
Ocasio-Cortez also provided more details surrounding the insurrection, stating that a man broke into her office in Congress on January 6, during which she was hiding in her bathroom. “Where is she? Where is she?” she recalled the man asking. “This is the moment where I thought everything was over … It felt like my brain was able to have so many thoughts in that moment between these screams and these yells. I go down and … I thought I was going to die.”
Looking through the door hinge from the bathroom, Ocasio-Cortez recalled seeing “a white man in a black beanie open the door of my personal office.” Though she says the person did not identify himself, he was a Capitol police officer. “He was looking at me with a tremendous amount of anger and hostility.”
The video got different reactions on Twitter and some were questioning the story.
Liberal reporter Michael Tracey is no stranger to taking aim at the progressive Left.
He was an original Trump-Russia collusion skeptic, often mocking the many nothing-burger bombshells.
“If you don’t fawn over AOC’s every word, Twitter regards it as so astounding that they’ll make it into an editorially customized trending topic,” he said.
“If experience tells me anything, hysterical raging Twitter mobs are outlandishly wrong about 99% of the time, so keep it coming mother**kers,” Tracey added.
This is an excerpt from TownHall.
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