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In an hour-long Instagram Live video on Tuesday night, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., described her personal experience last week when pro-extremist Trump violated government agencies. And forcing lawmakers to hide
“I had a traumatic incident on me,” she explains, “and I don’t know if I can reveal all the details of the incident due to safety concerns. But I can tell you that I have faced so closely where I thought I was dying. “
She added: “Wednesday. [Jan. 6] It was an extremely traumatic event and it is not an exaggeration to say that many members of the house were almost killed. It’s not an exaggeration to say that. We are very fortunate that things happened within minutes, allowing the members to leave their home unharmed. But many of us narrowly survive death “
Ocasio-Cortez Has connected directly with stakeholders through social media as part of her brand, bringing them behind the scenes life as a congressman, hosting honest conversations and sharing videos like she has been. First vaccination of COVID-19.
In her video on Tuesday, she said she felt unsafe in a safe room where she was held in custody with other lawmakers while the government was under block.
“I didn’t even feel safe going to that extraction point either, because there was QAnon and a white supremacist, and a straight white congressman at that extraction point. Know someone and feel who will reveal my location and give me permission. Who will give me the opportunity to be hurt, kidnapped, etc. ”
She also pointed to several Republican members who refused to wear masks while under exile, which she said was detrimental to her colleagues’ lives.
At least three Democrats of Congress have tested positive for the coronavirus in days following the uprising.