(PatrioticPost.com)- On Wednesday, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) made a startling allegation. She said, “I work with people who wish me harm.”
This statement came just hours after the House January 6 committee claimed that a man who toured the Capitol complex with Representative Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga) threatened Ocasio-Cortez and other high-profile Democrats during the riot that occurred on January 6.
In a video that the committee released on Wednesday, a man is seen marching toward the Capitol on January 6, 2021, yelling “there’s no escape” and rattling off a list of Democratic lawmakers, including Ocasio-Cortez and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The man also carries a placard that reads “there’s no escape” on it.
During a tour of the Capitol complex led by Loudermilk on January 5, 2021, the same man allegedly “took images of halls, tunnels, and staircases.”
In response to the video, Ocasio-Cortez said to the reporter that several members of Congress have specifically exploited her name to “provoke violence.”
Since the riot occurred, Loudermilk had repeatedly disputed that the tours he offered residents before Jan 6 constituted “reconnaissance” or were suspicious.
Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said in a letter sent on Monday to the top Republican on the House Administration Committee that “we do not consider any of the activities we observed in Loudermilk’s tour as suspicious.” He added that the visitors walked around Capitol Hill office buildings but did not enter the Capitol building itself. On Wednesday, Loudermilk implied in a tweet that the committee for January 6 was conducting a “smear campaign.”
Ocasio-Cortez did not name any individual lawmakers who she feels used her name to “incite violence,” but she has been the victim of fiery comments in the past.
A video depicting Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) as an anime character who murders Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was shared by Gosar last year. The Republican representative for Florida, Ted Yoho, was overheard calling her a “fucking bitch.” The Republican senator for Texas, Ted Cruz, made fun of her the previous year for declaring that she feared for her life during the disturbance in the Capitol.
Ocasio-Cortez said she experienced the riot on January 6 as a culmination of the violent rhetoric, not a first time or a one-time increase in violent rhetoric.
AOC was not in the Capitol on Jan 6. She has described the trauma of having her office door banged violently with fists. “Boom boom boom!”
It was a Capitol police officer who banged on her office door.
She is a drama queen.