Ocasio-Cortez says she feared for her life in Capitol siege

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"We can't have a democracy if members of Congress are actively helping the president overturn the elections results", Rep. Sherrill said during a live webcast Tuesday.

Ocasio-Cortez's rhetoric mirrors that of Stacey Abrams, who has spent the years since her failed Georgia gubernatorial run campaigning against election security laws favored by Republicans, which she has argued are intentionally created to disenfranchise voters of color. They broke into the U.S. Senate chamber and reached the doors of the U.S. House of Representatives - delaying the certification for hours as lawmakers were evacuated from both chambers and taken to an undisclosed location by armed guards. "And I do not know if I can even disclose the full details of that event, due to security concerns".

"There's absolutely a commission that's being discussed but it seems to be more investigating in style rather than truth and reconciliation", Ocasio-Cortez said, adding that "several members of Congress in some of my discussions have brought up media literacy because that is part of what happened here".

"When [Ocasio-Cortez] says disinformation or misinformation, she means really anything that goes against progressive leftist dogma", the host of "The Rubin Report", told "America's Newsroom" on Wednesday.

I did not know if I was going to make it to the end of that day alive.

Other members of Congress have described their experiences during the violent attack.

"I'm sheltering in place in my office".

Ocasio-Cortez said on Tuesday it's "not an exaggeration to say that many, many members of the House were almost assassinated".

"It's one thing to have differing opinions", the progressive congresswoman continued, "But it's another thing entirely to just say things that are false".

The congresswoman also touched on her own healing in the wake of the siege.

She previously spoken out about receiving death threats, The Washington Post reported in 2019, and her staff has been trained to assess potential threats from visitors.

In the aftermath of the siege, a growing number of Trump officials have resigned 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". It's unlikely, however, that the Senate will convict and remove Trump from office.

As the House gears up to vote on an article of impeachment Wednesday, she said, "while it's a little late for some Republicans to try to scramble together a reputation ... if there's anyone in that party left who is willing to not only act out of selfish interests, maybe you should vote to impeach him".



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