AOC hits back at Republican claims she lied about Capitol assault: ‘It’s because they know they are implicated’

  

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Via:  tessylo  •  3 weeks ago  •  29 comments

By:   Graeme Massie, The Independent

AOC hits back at Republican claims she lied about Capitol assault: ‘It’s because they know they are implicated’

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AOC hits back at Republican claims she lied about Capitol assault: ‘It’s because they know they are implicated’






Graeme Massie






Wed, February 3, 2021, 5:19 PM










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AOC hits back at claims she lied about Capitol assault ordeal

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has hit back at claims she lied about her experience during the pro-Trump Capitol riots.

The   New York   congresswoman   took to Twitter to blast “implicated” Republicans for suggesting that she had exaggerated what she went through during the attack.

Critics have said that the congresswoman was in her office in the nearby Cannon House Building and not in the US Capitol Building when it was stormed.

GOP congresswoman Nancy Mace has said that her office is two doors down from Ms Ocasio-Cortez’s and that “insurrectionists never stormed our hallway.”




But Ms Ocasio-Cortez branded the efforts by Republicans to discredit her as “very damning and revealing.”

“To survivors of any trauma who worry about being believed, or that their situation wasn’t ‘bad’ enough or ‘too’ bad, or fear being branded or deemed ‘manipulative’ for telling the truth: I see you,” she tweeted.

“Community is here for you. You are safe with me, and with all of us. You are loved!”

And she said that the efforts by Republicans were the “latest manipulative take on the right.”

“They are manipulating the fact that most people don’t know the layout the Capitol complex," she wrote.

“We were all on the Capitol complex - the attack wasn’t just on the dome.

"The bombs Trump supporters planted surrounded our offices too.

"People were trying to rush and infiltrate our office buildings - that’s why we had to get evacuated in the first place.”

The lawmaker also said that evidence showed the rioters had been intent on trying to physically harm politicians.

“It is also very damning and revealing that the GOP is now digging both heels in a discrediting campaign," she tweeted.

“It’s because they know they are implicated, so they’re pivoting to (again) the classic abuse playbook of ‘it’s not as bad as they say.’

“It was that bad. It’s actually worse.”

Earlier in the week Ms Ocasio-Cortez revealed that she was a victim of sexual assault, as she put in context the trauma she says she suffered in the wake of the Capitol riot.

It is the first time that the lawmaker has talked publicly about being a survivor of sexaul assault.

Ms Ocasio-Cortez said on an Instagram Live stream that those people telling her to “move on” from the 6 January violence were using “the same tactics" of abusers.

“The reason I say this and the reason I'm getting emotional in this moment is because these folks who tell us to move on, that it's not a big deal, that we should forget what's happened, or even telling us to apologise,” she said.

“These are the same tactics of abusers. And, um, I'm a survivor of sexual assault.”

The congresswoman did not go into detail about her sexual assault.

“And I haven't told many people that in my life. But when we go through trauma, trauma compounds on each other,” she added.

"And so, whether you had a negligent or a neglectful parent, and - or whether you had someone who was verbally abusive to you, whether you are a survivor of abuse, whether you experience any sort of trauma in your life, small to large - these episodes can compound on one another."

There was an outpouring of support for Mr Ocasio-Cortez following her revelation.

Sara Benincasa, a writer, said: “And enormous respect to AOC for choosing to disclose that she was sexually assaulted when she was younger, and to discuss how new danger to one’s safety can awaken and compound old traumatic memories.”

“AOC's admission of being an abuse survivor is especially poignant, given the horror the she clearly experienced on 1/6. It's one of the most devastating moments of her IG (Instagram).," tweeted Steve Seel of Minnesota public radio.

"To which I can only respond, the fact that THIS is the environment our lawmakers now live under, and especially the Squad, is an absolute disgrace for what purports to be a civilised society,”









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Tessylo
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1  seeder  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

I believe Ms. Ocasio-Cortez over the former occupant of the White House's supporters.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Tessylo @1    3 weeks ago

AOC is a lying bitch

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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2  Just Jim NC TttH    3 weeks ago

From Snopes...........

Claim

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez exaggerated the danger she was in during the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, in that she "wasn't even in the Capitol building" when the rioting occurred.
Mostly false
But NOT completely
What's True

Ocasio-Cortez wasn't in the main Capitol building where the House and Senate Chambers are located.

What's False

When the attack on the Capitol began, Ocasio-Cortez was in her congressional office , which is located in a network of office buildings immediately surrounding the Capitol , and her office building was one of the two buildings that were evacuated.

And I see NOTHING that says anyone, other than the officer looking for her, permeated the building while trying to clear it..

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2    3 weeks ago
tys anyone, other than the officer looking for her, permeated the building while trying to clear i

But the officer  looked meanly at her, or something, so that means Ted Cruz tried to kill her. 

he bombs Trump supporters planted surrounded our offices too.

How does she know this? No one was arrested and the bombs were planted by  DNC and RNC offices.  Not her building.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.1    3 weeks ago

How do you know this?

 
 
 
gooseisgone
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2.1.2  gooseisgone  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.1    3 weeks ago
But the officer  looked meanly at her, or something, so that means Ted Cruz tried to kill her. 

Maybe it was the voices in her head that are terrorizing her.  All those years behind the bar smelling spirits (tee hee).. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.1.3  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  gooseisgone @2.1.2    3 weeks ago

What an odd comment . . . but what else is new . . . . 

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.2  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2    3 weeks ago

Just because YOU don't see it, doesn't mean diddly.

Again, I take the word of Ms. Ocasio-Cortez over the word of any of the former occupant of the White House's supporters.

"People were trying to rush and infiltrate our office buildings - that’s why we had to get evacuated in the first place.”

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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2.2.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Tessylo @2.2    3 weeks ago

So if it was so damned scary, how did she get here.......

1117 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Ms. Porter's office

From here.........

229 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Ms. Ocasio-Cortez's office
 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.2.2  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.2.1    3 weeks ago

Your comment makes no sense

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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2.2.3  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.2    3 weeks ago

It does if you read Ms. Porter's account of how she was a mom and consoled Ms. Ocasio-Cortez in her office. AOC said she was sitting in her office when it "started" and ended up in Ms. Porter's office.

 
 
 
gooseisgone
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2.2.4  gooseisgone  replied to  Tessylo @2.2    3 weeks ago
I take the word of Ms. Ocasio-Cortez over the word of any of the former occupant of the White House's supporters

Well I am sure if rioters were in her building trying to "kill her", someone must have been arrested,....... right.  She can just name those people and clear up everything.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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3  seeder  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

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Greg Jones
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3.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Tessylo @3    3 weeks ago

Deflection!

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4  seeder  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

Trump is so frustrated by his Twitter ban that's he's writing out insults and asking aides to tweet them, report says

Tom Porter
Thu, February 4, 2021, 7:53 AM
  • Trump, barred from Twitter, is writing down "insults and observations," The Daily Beast reported.

  • He "has resorted to suggesting put-downs for others to use or post to their own Twitter," it said.

  • Trump is focusing on opponents in the GOP as he tries to retain his hold over the party.

LOL!  What a desperate pathetic loser!

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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4.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Tessylo @4    3 weeks ago

This has nothing to do with your  AOC seed. Perhaps it would have been better served as a stand alone article/seed.

Of course the one above it doesn't either but I digress.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.1    3 weeks ago
"but I digress"

and taunt and troll because that's all you have.  

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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4.1.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Tessylo @4.1.1    3 weeks ago

It was just a suggestion...........geez.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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4.1.3  Greg Jones  replied to  Tessylo @4.1.1    3 weeks ago
and taunt and troll because that's all you have.  

 
 
 
gooseisgone
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4.2  gooseisgone  replied to  Tessylo @4    3 weeks ago

Nice deflection. AOC is the Jessie Smollet of congress. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.2.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  gooseisgone @4.2    3 weeks ago

How original!  Which former occupant of the White House's supporter coined that line?

 
 
 
gooseisgone
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4.2.2  gooseisgone  replied to  Tessylo @4.2.1    3 weeks ago
How original!

Oh I didn't come up with it but, it's all over the internet, because it's true, there were no rioters in her building.  I guess she will get triggered when it snows thinking it's white supremacists falling from the skies. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.2.3  Texan1211  replied to  gooseisgone @4.2    3 weeks ago

and she should be treated as such!

such a drama queen, so I guess we know who the next head loon will be when Waters finally leaves.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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5  Just Jim NC TttH    3 weeks ago

Congresswoman Mace was two doors down..........

"I can tell you that I had a very close encounter where I thought I was going to die," she said of the riots.

Only "encounter" she had was with the cop trying to evacuate the building.

Mace, however, said the rioters were in the Capitol building, not the Cannon building where their offices are located. “My office is 2 doors down. Insurrectionists never stormed our hallway, ” Mace tweeted on Tuesday.

"He was looking at me with a tremendous amount of anger and hostility. Things weren't adding up," Ocasio-Cortez continued. She said her staffer had also not known if the officer was there to "help us or hurt us." 

"That is how aggressive the situation was in that moment," she said. "We couldn’t tell if this was a good situation or bad situation." 

Ocasio-Cortez said the officer yelled at her to move over to another building where other lawmakers were hiding. She said the situation had felt so "volatile" with the officer that she and her aide started running toward the other building, and the officer did not escort her. 

That right there should tell you that there was no imminent danger. I think her past "encounters" has left a huge scar on her psyche.............or something of that nature.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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5.1  Texan1211  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @5    3 weeks ago

she couldn't tell if it was bad or good.

And people voted for this genius!

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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5.1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Texan1211 @5.1    3 weeks ago

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Tessylo
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6  seeder  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

‘She’s lost it, she doesn’t deal in reality’: GOP congresswoman doubles down on claims over AOC Capitol ordeal

Gustaf Kilander
Thu, February 4, 2021, 7:28 PM
South Carolina Representative Nancy Mace doubled down on her criticism of New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 's account of her personal experience during the storming of the Capitol on 6 January.

After feuding with Ms Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter, Ms Mace told   Fox News : "She lost it today, she doesn't deal in reality ... I think it's important that we take members to task when they're not being honest with the American people. This division is hurting our country.

"I'm not going to discount the trauma ... but at no time were there rioters at our doors banging to get in," Ms Mace, who has her office two doors down from Ms Ocasio-Cortez in the Cannon office building, told Fox News who put up part of a   Newsweek   article on-screen as she spoke. The article said that someone entered Ms Ocasio-Cortez's office, but didn't show the part of the story saying that it was a police officer.

The Capitol complex was breached, and the rioters could have reached the adjoining office buildings, where Ms Ocasio-Cortez and Ms Mace had barricaded themselves had members of the mob been familiar with the layout of the building.

Ms Mace told South Carolina paper  The State  that she feared Trump supporters might attack her and that she barricaded herself in her office and spent the night there, not wanting to return to her hotel.

She then blasted Ms Ocasio-Cortez for her comments, despite saying she herself also felt threatened, telling Fox News, "I felt like I was a sitting duck, I felt like my life was in danger," in the very same interview.

Ms Ocasio-Cortez  tweeted : "Wild that Nancy Mace is discrediting herself less than one month in office with such dishonest attacks. She went on record saying she barricaded in fear. Nancy Mace, who else’s experiences will you minimize? Capitol Police in Longworth? Custodial workers, who cleaned up shards of glass?

"All I can think of with folks like her dishonestly claiming that survivors are exaggerating are the stories of veterans and survivors in my community who deny themselves care they need and deserve because they internalize voices like hers saying what they went through 'wasn’t bad enough'.

"This is where the true damage of what Nancy Mace is doing comes in. How many survivors are watching her? Who now, seeing her, won’t get care or will feel further shame or silence? Who won’t speak up because they know there are voices in leadership ready to minimize their experiences?"

Ms Ocasio-Cortez said during an Instagram Live broadcast on Monday that she "thought everything was over," as she hid in the bathroom of her office in the Cannon office building steps away from the Capitol as Trump supporters were about to breach it. A man banged on the door yelling   “Where is she? Where is she?”   It turned out to be a police officer who wanted to move her to a secure location, but Ms Ocasio-Cortez said the situation "didn't feel right because he was looking at me with a tremendous amount of anger and hostility".

Ms Ocasio-Cortez   said   on 12 January that “I had a very close encounter where I thought I was going to die". She said she didn't feel safe going to a secure location with Republican lawmakers “because there were QAnon and white-supremacist sympathizers and, frankly, white-supremacist members of Congress in that extraction point who I know and who I have felt would disclose my location and would create opportunities to allow me to be hurt, kidnapped, et cetera.”

 
 
 
Tessylo
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7  seeder  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

That other batshitcrazy QAnon bitch Boebert was telling the former occupant of the White House's mob where folks like Pelosi and Ms. Ocasio-Cortez were during their insurrection.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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8  seeder  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

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