On Wednesday, “#AlexandriaOcasioSmollett” trended on Twitter after socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was caught up in a hoax when she claimed she had a “near death” experience in the US Capitol riot even though she wasn’t in the Capitol building.
Republican Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) initially broke the news, calling out Ocasio-Cortez who claimed her life was threatened even though there were no rioters in her building.
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.
People on Twitter are now comparing Ocasio-Cortez to Jussie Smollett who completely made up a story where he claimed he was attacked by two Trump supporters in Chicago. The story was proven to be completely made up.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 3, 2021
Check out some of the reactions on Twitter:
On a day in which #AlexandriaOcasioSmollett is trending, please never forget the time that @AOC staged a photo shoot dressed in all white at a parking lot to spread lies about immigrant children in cages.
Faking her own attempted murder was the next logical step. pic.twitter.com/y8mNNowMGy
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) February 3, 2021
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) February 3, 2021
AOC's moving goalposts…
I was in the Capitol –> I was in the Capitol Complex…
Next it will be, I was in Washington, DC… then I was in America.#AlexandriaOcasioSmollett
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) February 3, 2021
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) February 4, 2021
AOC wasn’t even in the Capitol Building during her “near-death” experience.
One big lie. #AlexandriaOcasioSmollett
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) February 3, 2021
— Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) February 4, 2021
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 4, 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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