Democratic congresswoman reveals past trauma during candid account of Capitol attackThe Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday spoke in an emotional video about the insurrection at the US Capitol, and how what she went through was affected by her experience as a survivor of sexual assault.In an account remarkably candid for an American lawmaker, Ocasio-Cortez recounted going into hiding as rioters scaled the Capitol on 6 January, hiding in a bathroom in her office while hearing banging on the walls and a man yelling: “Where is she? Where is she?” She had feared for her life, she told an Instagram Live audience of more than 150,000 people. Continue reading...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez condemned critics who accused her of lying about her experience during the Capitol siege
Summary List PlacementRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to the House floor on Thursday to condemn those who...Summary List PlacementRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to the House floor on Thursday to condemn those who accused her of lying about her account of the Capitol siege. The congresswoman also issued a special order to allow her colleagues to share their own accounts of the deadly insurrection that transpired on January 6. The move followed Ocasio-Cortez sharing her harrowing experience during the insurrection on...
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reveals she is a survivor of sexual assault and compares Republicans urging Americans to move on from the insurrection to abusers
Summary List PlacementRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed that she is a survivor of sexual assault, and she...Summary List PlacementRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed that she is a survivor of sexual assault, and she compared Republicans who've urged the country to move on from the January 6 insurrection to abusers. "They're trying to tell us to move on without any accountability, without any truth-telling, or without confronting the extreme damage, loss of life, trauma," Ocasio-Cortez said of Republicans who oppose impeaching President...