“I thought I was going to die. And I had a lot of thoughts. I was thinking, if this is the plan for me, people will be able to take it from here.”
Ocasio-Cortez also recalled hearing banging on the walls and a man shouting “where is she” as she hid from the Trump supporters who breached the Capitol building. She went on to compare the dismissive response some people had to the riot to the “tactics of abusers”.
“These folks [that] tell us to move on, that it’s not a big deal, that we should forget what happened, even telling us that we should apologise – these are the same tactics of abusers. I’m a survivor of sexual assault. And I haven’t told many people that in my life. But when we go through trauma, trauma compounds on each other.”
Since her Instagram Live, AOC has been met with an outpouring of supportive messages.
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