GOP representative with neighboring office to AOC questions validity of Capitol riot story
Rep. Nancy Mace questioned the validity of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s story of fearing for her safety during last month’s riot at the U.S. Capitol building.
“AOC made clear she didn’t know who was at her door. Breathless attempts by media to fan fictitious news flames are dangerous,” Mace said on Twitter. “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?”
This is an excerpt from the Washington Examiner. Read more at the Washington Examiner.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is facing criticism over initial claims she made about the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, with many noting that she wasn’t even in the Capitol when they occurred.
The controversy erupted after the New York congresswoman posted a video in which she described a confrontation with Capitol police at her office, which is located on the larger Capitol complex. But it is not in the Capitol itself — which includes the dome, the House, and the Senate — and was where many rioters stormed in and were seen breaking windows.
Her office is located in the Cannon building, which is accessible through underground tunnels connected to the Capitol as well as via a short stroll down a walkway and across the street.
– This is an excerpt from a Fox News story. Read more at Fox News.
.@AOC describes a Capitol Police officer bursting into her office, says his presence “didn’t feel right” and that he was looking at her “in all of this anger and hostility.” Her staffer reportedly wondered if he would have to fight the officer. pic.twitter.com/LCj2JmmFP6
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) February 2, 2021
.@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
People were trying to rush and infiltrate our office buildings – that’s why we had to get evacuated in the first place.
The attempts of attackers & publicly available communications show how they tried to gain access and share location info on finding members for physical harm.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 3, 2021
Describing the Capitol insurrection, @AOC says she “didn’t even feel safe around other members of Congress”:
“There were QAnon … and white supremacist members of Congress … who would create opportunities to allow me to be hurt." pic.twitter.com/t2ShJKRW0Q
— The Recount (@therecount) January 13, 2021