AOC Responds to RedState Story About Her Not Being in Capitol Building - With More Manipulation

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Well, it looks like I apparently got under the skin of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) with my earlier article pointing out after her Instagram account of her “near death experience” on Jan. 6 at the Capitol that she wasn’t actually in the Capitol building when it all went down.


She was actually in her office in the nearby Cannon House Office building, a nearby building, but not the same building where the swarming and breaching was happening.

AOC got upset because I pointed out that simple fact. Why does she find that fact problematic? The story and her reaction caused a Twitter trending topic which my colleague Sister Toldjah covered here.

AOC did multiple tweets in response to my story so I’ll walk through them and point out how she’s being manipulative.

She actually screen shotted my story so people couldn’t link to it and see the facts.


“This is the latest manipulative take on the right,” she said. “They are manipulating the fact that most people don’t know the layout the Capitol complex. We were all on the Capitol complex – the attack wasn’t just on the dome. The bombs Trump supporters planted surrounded our offices too.”

No, actually that was her being manipulative by not clarifying that her office was not in the Capitol building that rioters had breached. Her building was actually about 6 minutes away. Now again, not saying that there wasn’t any reason to be concerned at all, just pointing out the facts in perspective.

“People were trying to rush and infiltrate our office buildings – that’s why we had to get evacuated in the first place.”

There are no public reports of her building being breached. In fact, it was locked down. As I previously reported, Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) who has an office two doors down said that no rioters got into their hall. According to public reports, her office building was evacuated and the Capitol Police officer came to get her because of suspicious packages and she was evacuated to the Longworth Building. They were told by the police to use the tunnels to evacuate out to Longworth because then they wouldn’t be exposed to anything outside.


“Trump supporters” planted the bombs? There has been no evidence that Trump supporters planted the two alleged bombs that were found. The bombs were actually planted the night before, according to the FBI. There’s been no evidence as to who planted the bombs, as far as we know yet. So when AOC says “Trump supporters”, she is not telling the truth and is being manipulative.

“It is also very damning and revealing that the GOP is now digging both heels in a discrediting campaign. It’s because they know they are implicated, so they’re pivoting to (again) the classic abuse playbook of “it’s not as bad as they say.”

There’s another point that AOC is leaving out while she tries to attack the GOP and makes up crazy things like Ted Cruz wanted her murdered. Of the two bombs that were found, one was at the DNC and the other was at the RNC. Neither bomb was at the Cannon office building. The RNC building is across the street and down the road a little from the Cannon building and the DNC is further away from Cannon. While the reports said “suspicious packages” for the evacuation of Cannon, it was likely because of the nearby situation at the RNC. So while she is trying to falsely blame the Republican Party for the actions, the Republican Party was actually more under attack than she personally was. A fact that has been missing in a lot of the discussion of what happened that day.


No one is “discrediting” what actually happened. Her problem is that she’s disturbed that the actual facts were clarified.

HT: @Recursion_Agent


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