WASHINGTON — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in an Instagram live broadcast on Tuesday night that she was “very close during the violent riots in the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Contact” and she thinks she “plans to die.”
Ocasio-Cortez did not provide many details about what happened on January 6. She said she was not sure whether she could “disclose all the details” due to security issues. But she called the encounter “traumatic.” She said: “I don’t know if I will live to the end of this day.”
Ocasio-Cortez was not in the Capitol on Tuesday night because the House of Representatives voted for Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to instigate President Donald Trump against Dismissal after the attack on the Capitol. She voted by proxy, and another Democrat voted for the resolution on her behalf.
The Democrats said that during the onslaught of the Capitol, she was worried that other members of Congress would know her location and did not dare to safely go to the same safe location as her colleagues because the members believed in QAnon’s collective delusion and “frankly, white supremacists “Members of Congress…people I know and know will reveal my position,”
Ocasio-Cortez said that during the riots, members of Congress “almost escaped death with more and more people”. She praised the work of the Congressional Circuit Police, especially the work of people of color, but also proposed “betrayal.”
She said: “Running in the Capitol, I don’t know if there are any officials helping you or hurting you. This is equally disturbing.”
Since the attack, Ocasio-Cortez has not posted much news on Instagram, and recently posted a story saying that the attack on January 6 was painful and she needed more time to recover before telling her followers. Report what happened.
Ocasio-Cortez’s office, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Nancy Pelosi) and Capitol Police did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the incident.
During the live broadcast, Ocasio-Cortez talked in detail about the attempted coup, asking what the ultimate goal of political nihilism was. “What do you claim? Do you rule a destroyed society? The ashes belong to you?”
She also summoned Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz, who led the Senate to push for an attempt to overturn the results of the election after the Congressional riots, saying that they “voted not out of true conviction. It is out of political ambition.”
She sang with a group of Democrats demanding to resign, saying: “You do not belong to the U.S. Senate.” And added that both senators have taken action to promote the possibility of them running for president in 2024. Peek: You will never be president. You will never win the respect of this country, and never will. Never. You should resign. “
Ocasio, Cortez also called on 145 other Republicans in the House of Representatives and Senate who voted in favor to resign their seats after trying to overthrow the president-elect Biden’s victory after the attack.
Katherine Miller contributed to this story.