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Rep. Katie Porter recounts AOC’s terrifying Capitol riot experience

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez feared for her life as she hid in her workplace throughout the Capitol riot — saying “I simply hope I get to be a mother,” a fellow lawmaker recounted.

Democratic Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) recounted the frantic scene to MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell after AOC had printed an Instagram Stay video describing her experience within the Jan. 6 rebellion.

Porter mentioned after Ocasio-Cortez walked into her workplace, she didn’t cease to talk to her, simply started opening cupboard doorways.

“I used to be like, ‘Can I aid you?’ Like, ‘What are you on the lookout for?’” Porter informed O’Donnell.

“‘I’m on the lookout for the place I’m going to cover,’” Ocasio-Cortez responded.

Porter mentioned she tried to relax the New York congresswoman, saying that she was a mother — and had loads of provides within the workplace to maintain them.

“She mentioned, ‘I simply hope I get to be a mother. I hope I don’t die right now,’” AOC responded.

5 folks, together with a Capitol Police officer, did die within the riot when a mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in an try and overturn the 2020 presidential election.

Rep. Katie Porter (right) recounted seeing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during the Capitol riot.
Rep. Katie Porter (proper) recounted seeing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez throughout the Capitol riot.
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In her Instagram Stay video, Ocasio-Cortez revealed she’s a survivor of sexual assault — and in contrast lawmakers telling her to maneuver on from the riot to abusers.

“The explanation I’m getting emotional on this second is as a result of these of us who inform us to maneuver on … these are the identical ways of abusers,” Ocasio-Cortez mentioned.

“And I’m a survivor of sexual assault,” she continued. “I haven’t informed many individuals that in my life.”

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