AOC’s ‘traumatizing’ Capitol meeting: ‘I didn’t know if I was going to make it’

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“‘I didn’t know if I would make it to the end of that day alive, and not just in a general sense, but also in a very, very specific sense.’ ”

That’s New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who opened up in an Instagram Live video Tuesday night about the “very close encounter” she had during the riot on Capitol Hill last week. He did not go into detail, citing security concerns, but said he thought he was “going to die” and that it was “traumatizing” as the insurrection, incited by President Trump, drove the violent mob to his workplace.

Ocasio-Cortez, in the hour-long video, said that “it is not an exaggeration” to say that many members of Congress were “nearly killed” and that many of them “narrowly escaped death” while hiding in various rooms. “There were QAnon and white supremacist sympathizers, and frankly white supremacist members of Congress, at that point of extraction that I felt would reveal my location and create opportunities to allow me to be hurt, kidnapped, etcetera,” Ocasio-Cortez said. . Check out the full Instagram post: Meanwhile, House votes Wednesday on whether to indict Donald Trump for inciting insurrection; he would be the first president in the history of the United States to be indicted twice. This time is shaping up to be different than the first, as a growing number of Republican lawmakers have publicly said they will back his impeachment. Trump, for his part, denied any responsibility for the violence and criticized Democrats for their “ridiculous” plans to impeach him.