Rep. Ocasio-Cortez opens up about Capitol siege: 'I thought I was going to die'

'I thought I was going to die' Rep. Ocasio-Cortez opens up about Capitol siege.

1/13/2021 6:19:00 PM

'I thought I was going to die' Rep. Ocasio-Cortez opens up about Capitol siege.

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talked about the siege and her colleagues in an hour-long Instagram live Tuesday night.

from their positions, including Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao -- but Ocasio-Cortez said the blood of the five people who died in the riot is"on your hands""always.""I have a message for anyone who is resigning after Wednesday: too late," Ocasio-Cortez said."You're not going to resign after Wednesday and act like you weren't a part of it. Were you secretary on Wednesday? Yes, you were you were a part of it. Were you secretary, every single step, leading up to Wednesday? Yes, then you were a part of it. You don't get to allow for an attack that kills, five people. And then afterwards, you say, 'I wasn't a part of it.'"

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Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty ImagesPolice hold back supporters of US President Donald Trump as they gather outside the US Capitol's Rotunda on Jan. 6, 2021."Those five people's blood is on your hands," Ocasio-Cortez continued."They think that resigning is going to clean that blood off their hands? It is always on them. They are ever stained with the deaths of people, especially when they did not invoke the 25th Amendment to remove this president, when they have the power to do so."

Four rioters died from the siege, as well asAnother Capitol police officer died over the weekend after responding to the riot but his cause of death has not been released.Andrew Harnik/APU.S. Capitol Police with guns drawn stand near a barricaded door as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C.

Ocasio-Cortez called Trump officials"cowards who couldn't even stand up in the memory of these officers that they pretend to care about.""I don't want to hear or see the Republican Party talk about blue lives ever again," she said."This was never about safety for them -- it was always a slogan, because if they actually cared about rule of law, they would speak up when people break the law."

Shannon Stapleton/ReutersPro-Trump protesters storm the Capitol during clashes with police in Washington, D.C, Jan. 6, 2021.Ocasio-Cortez then turned her attention to laying into her Republican colleagues who supported challenges to President-elect Joe Biden's electoral votes.

"I want to be clear, to Senator Ted Cruz: you do not belong in the United States Senate. I want to be clear, to Senator Josh Hawley: you do not belong in the United States. You do not belong in any democratically elected seat, when you do not believe that that election was even legitimate according to your self-serving claims," she said.

MORE: House poised to impeach Trump for a 2nd time"You should resign. So should every member of Congress that voted to overturn the results of our election because they would rather cling to power than respect our democracy," she continued."If they cared, they wouldn't have amplified the lie. If they cared ... they would have protected their colleagues, instead of tweeting out their locations for the mob to find them. ...They don't care. They care about themselves. They care about their elections. They care about their next gig, they care about their money, their power."

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"If Ted Cruz doesn't resign, and if the Senate doesn't expel him, we got to take them out the old-fashioned way -- and we that means we need to organize and vote him out in an election," she said."Josh Hawley, Missouri: he took that seat from a Democrat … [a] Democrat can take that seat right back if you will not resign."

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The trauma 🤡🤡🤡 what a clown U are. Trauma is getting both of your legs blown off during war. I can almost guarantee that you were the type of kid that got a participation trophy growing up. Go back to fetching beers and wine. You wonder if AOC wants to “Defund the Police” as she loudly advocated over the summer...those social workers would have really helped last week

The incident happened Jan 6 , 2021, she is making a statement 8 days later . ? This woman would do or say anything to get in the media . Her statement is just shit . Can we get some better educated people in congress. Now we have a media whore just rambling on about nonsense. What is more traumatizing, is the fact that you got elected in the first place.

Quels sont vos épisodes de podcast préférés de tous les temps qui vous ont aidé à mieux comprendre comment le monde fonctionne vraiment? AOC you don't know trauma. You are such an exaggerator and we know you are lying because your lips are moving! Do our country a favor and step down because you are doing nothing for this country but causing further division by intentional misdirection of facts!

She’s milking it for all it’s worth !! This is exactly what my uncle thought when he was defending his business from BLM and Antifa rioters, but I guess in their case violance was justified. if you watch the ITN coverage, a young woman is seen directing the crowd to the Senate! organisedevent 'Now I'm going to deny you Medicare-for-all out of spite..' she thought to her self.

Puke out some more lies Like OMG! Imagínate si le hubiese pasado la mitad que a MariaCorinaYA She'll never get an acting job. Florida GOP Sen. Rodrigues consider big tech’s action an assault of free speech.“It seems like big tech is using their resources to push their political agenda and to silence those who do not agree with them.” Bills filed. On the way to repeal Section 230!

Elon Musk tweeted: 'A lot of people are going to be super unhappy with West Coast high tech as the de facto arbiter of free speech.' And then Oscar for politician in a supporting role does to ...... Yes they were a part if it and they have to carry that forever. They need to ask themselves, did I resign from shame or did I resign to save my own ass from the legal fray that is going to occur? That will tell the story where their soul is at.

AOC the Oscar for the most dramatic performance of a bartender goes to AOC. Immediately impressed by her sudden ability to think I think she’s much better suited to be an actress... she gives some truly Oscar worthy performances!!!