by Jason Samson
Socialist Democrat Alexandria Cortez came out as a sexual abuse survivor in an emotional Instagram video on Monday night. Then she berated Republicans and shared her horrific experience in the US Capitol as a mob of Trump supporters stormed her hall and threatened her. She says she was forced to hide in the bathroom in the “near-death experience” and that the terrorists were screaming, “Where is she!?”
The story, as it was initially related by AOC, suggested that she was about to be assassinated by rioters in her office in a video that has been viewed over 6 million times.
Newsweek even claimed that’s what AOC said.
Ocasio-Cortez said that rioters actually entered her office, forcing her to take refuge inside her bathroom after her legislative director Geraldo Bonilla-Chavez told her to “hide, hide, run and hide.”
“And so I run back into my office,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “I slam my door. There’s another kind of like back area to my office, and I open it, and there’s a closet and a bathroom. And I jump into my bathroom.”
But now it appears AOC embellished the entire “near-death experience.”
She was never in any danger at all — nor was she even in the U.S. Capitol itself!
Sara Carter also discussed the latest from AOC:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was not in the U.S. Capitol Building when a mob violently stormed it on January 6 but rather in her Cannon Office Building office. The second-term congresswoman has since recanted her experience during the deadly siege, which she has described as “near-death.” However, no rioters broke into Cannon, a Wednesday report from the conservative publication RedState claims.
Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC), who has an office in the same hall as AOC, two doors away, there were never any rioters in their hall so there was never any physical danger from rioters coming in at any point.
So her “near-death experience” was an overreaction to a Capitol Police officer knocking on her door to direct her to another building, the Longworth Building, where she then stayed in the office of Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA).
Instead of thanking the officer, she paints him as somehow a possible danger of which to be afraid. The Capitol Police were likely trying to evacuate the building quickly, it’s possible the officer was focused on getting people out quickly so likely didn’t have time for all the niceties.
This is certainly not the first time AOC has been caught in a massive lie.
Remember when AOC had a breakdown at the border as they were walking children into detention centers. She screamed at border guards and then broke down crying at the atrocities she saw before her. She even used language typically associated with the Holocaust to describe what was going on at the border with these poor immigrants being herded around into cages.
Interestingly, a photographer was ready to capture the drama as a camera-ready AOC and her companions, all bedecked in white, gathered at the fence to scream and cry as these children were helplessly led into their prisons, separated from their parents.
Only it later came out that what AOC was screaming and crying at was an empty road.