Amidst the pomp and circumstances of this week’s inauguration, a prominent Democrat was notably absent.
Rape Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DNY, first told CNN’s Chris Cuomo that he had extended his invitation to President Biden’s inauguration to support the union’s strike in the South Bronx.
“I’m thrilled for President Biden and Vice President Harris,” she said, “I think the festivities were unprecedented.”
But when pressed, the progressive Rabble-Rouser admitted that she was sitting on the oath due to security concerns, noting that she did not feel safe around her colleagues at this time.
“It was supposed to be a show of force and unity and you weren’t there. Make it clear,” Cuomo said.
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“I think we also had very real security concerns,” Ocasio-Cortez admitted. “We still don’t feel safe around other members of Congress.”
He said a “very good amount” of members of Congress did not feel safe around their allies, as rioters dissolved the Capitol.
The New York Democrat said Rep. Andy Harris, R-MD, tried to bring a gun to the floor of the House.
“When you bring a gun to the floor of the House in violation of the rules, you endanger everyone,” she said, when asked about the possibility that members would ensure protection against such a rebellion Must be trying as if to riot on 6 January.
“I don’t care what they say what their intentions are.”
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Ocasio-Cortez said she thought she might die the day Trump’s mob made their way to the Capitol.
During Instagram Live, she said, “I can tell you that I had a very close encounter where I thought I was going to die.” “And you have all those thoughts, where at the end of your life … all these thoughts come to you. And on Wednesday many of us do that and I hadn’t thought – I didn’t know if I It was supposed to be alive by the end of that day. “
“We were very fortunate that things happened within a few minutes that allowed members to escape the floor of the House, but many of us almost and narrowly escaped,” said Ocasio-Cortez.
She said that she worried that her own companions might divide her place in the crowd.
MPs were forced to hide in an undisclosed location as rioters made their way towards the chambers of the House and Senate. Ocasio-Cortez said she did not feel safe to do so “because QAnon and white-supremacists were sympathetic and, frankly, white-dominated members of Congress in the extraction point that I know and have felt That they would disclose my location and build. I was given a chance to be injured, kidnapped.
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“So I did not feel safe around other members of Congress either,” he said.