According to Republican Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC), Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wasn’t even in the U.S. Capitol building when it was breached on January 6th despite previous claims. Mace’s office is two doors down from Ocasio-Cortez’s.
On Jan. 6, Mace tweeted that she left the Cannon Building where her office was located: “Just evacuated my office in Cannon due to a nearby thereat,” she wrote. “Now we’re seeing protesters assaulting Capitol Police.”
AOC wasn’t even in the Capitol building where all the action was going down. If she was in her office, she was in the Cannon Building which is nearby, but a different building. But of course, many didn’t get the logistics and just assumed that she was in the Capitol building.
According to Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC), who has an office in the same hall as AOC, two doors away, there were never any rioters in their hall so there was never any physical danger from rioters coming in at any point.
“[Ocasio-Cortez] made clear she didn’t know who was at her door,” she wrote, sharing a report from Newsweek. “Breathless attempts by media to fan fictitious news flames are dangerous.”
“My office is 2 doors down,” Mace said. “Insurrectionists never stormed our hallway. Egregious doesn’t even begin to cover it.”
“Is there nothing MSM (mainstream media) won’t politicize?” she questioned.
.@AOC made clear she didn’t know who was at her door. Breathless attempts by media to fan fictitious news flames are dangerous.
My office is 2 doors down. Insurrectionists never stormed our hallway. Egregious doesn’t even begin to cover it. Is there nothing MSM won’t politicize? pic.twitter.com/Tl1GiPSOft
— Rep. Nancy Mace (@RepNancyMace) February 2, 2021
Check out what Newsweek reported while reporting on AOC’s explanation of the events that unfolded:
Ocasio-Cortez said that rioters actually entered her office, forcing her to take refuge inside her bathroom after her legislative director Geraldo Bonilla-Chavez told her to “hide, hide, run and hide.”
“And so I run back into my office,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “I slam my door. There’s another kind of like back area to my office, and I open it, and there’s a closet and a bathroom. And I jump into my bathroom.”
Ocasio-Cortez said was hiding behind the door “and then I just start to hear these yells of, ‘Where is she?’”
As members of the mob banged against the door, Ocasio-Cortez believed “this was the moment where I thought everything was over.”
“And the weird thing about moments like these is that you lose all sense of time,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “In retrospect, maybe it was 4 seconds. Maybe it was 5 seconds, maybe it was 10 seconds. Maybe it was one second, I don’t know. It felt like my brain was able to have so many thoughts.”
“In between the screams and the yells,” Ocasio-Cortez added, “I mean, I thought I was going to die.”
Mace unleashed on Newsweek, saying they were being misleading to “fan fictitious news flames.”
On Monday evening, AOC recounted the events that took place on Jan. 6.
“All of a sudden I hear, boom, boom, boom, boom on my door,” she said. “And then I hear these huge violent bangs on my door, and then on every door going into my office. Just, bang bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang. Like, someone was trying to break the door down. And um, there were no voices; there were no yells … no one identifying themselves. And just, boom, boom, boom. And I just get up … and I run over to the legislative office.”
Ocasio-Cortez allegedly ran into her bathroom but then decided her closet would be a better place to hide. “I start opening the door to my bathroom, and I’m gonna run across to the closet. … And I hear that whoever was trying to get inside, got into my office. And then I realize that it’s too late for me to get into the closet. So I go back in, I hide back in … and then I just start to hear these yells of, Where is she? Where is she? And I just thought to myself, they got inside.”
“And so, I hide behind my door. … This was the moment where I thought everything was over.”
She then started crying as she explained how she saw a “white man in a black beanie” who was actually a Capitol Police officer.
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