AOC attacks White Capitol cop who showed up to 'protect' her, suggests he deliberately put her at risk

AOC attacks White Capitol cop who showed up to 'protect' her, suggests he deliberately put her at risk
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to hide in her bathroom after the Capitol was breached (Getty Images)

US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has questioned a police officer over his behavior during the Capitol riots on January 6. On Monday night, February 1, the 31-year-old went on Instagram live to share her experience during the violent protests. While recalling the difficulty and fear she felt at the time, AOC also cast doubt on the intentions of the cop -- a "White man in a black beanie" -- who burst into her office. AOC said because of the breach at the official building, she had to hide in her bathroom. She said after sometime, a man breached her office and yelled, “Where is she? Where is she?”

The Democrat said at that moment she thought "everything was over". Ocasio-Cortez continued, “I thought I was going to die. I have never been quieter in my entire life.” However when one of her staff members - “G” - told her that it was safe, she came outside and saw a man whom she described as a “White man in a black beanie”. At the time, she also found that the man was a Capitol Police officer. The politician explained, “It didn’t feel right. Because he was looking at me with a tremendous amount of anger and hostility. Things weren’t adding up. There was no partner there. He wasn’t yelling ‘this is Capitol Police, this is Capitol Police.’ And he was looking at me in all of this anger and hostility.”

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Ocasio-Cortez continued, “We couldn’t tell, we couldn’t read if this was a good situation or a bad situation. Like so many other communities in this country, just that presence doesn’t necessarily give you a signal if you’re safe or not. So the situation did not feel ok.” She added that the man then asked her to go to another building, and she and “G” ran towards it. “It wasn’t until we get to that building, we realize he didn’t give us a specific location,” she said before adding she desperately looked for Democratic California Representative Katie Porter’s office and took shelter there as sounds of rioting were coming from very near.

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In the live video, Ocasio-Cortez then questioned, “Did he [the Capitol Police officer] not say he was Capitol police on purpose? Was he trying to actually put us in a vulnerable situation?”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a press conference with Rep. Andy Levin (D-MI) about their new bill called the EV Freedom Act on Capitol Hill on February 6, 2020 in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

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Several people took to Twitter to express their thoughts on AOC’s statement. One user slammed her by saying, “A Capitol police officer risked his life to protect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In turn, she smeared him as a possible collaborator in the Capitol riot. Disgusting.” Another one said, “These clowns...her included...spend their every waking moment working people into a frenzy with their rhetoric to keep the $$ coming in....and then they cry about it when...well..you know...people get worked into a frenzy…” The third user questioned, “Did she say she felt unsafe after she learned his identity?”

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a campaign event with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) at La Poste January 26, 2020 in Perry, Iowa (Getty Images)

 


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Some even supported her and agreed with her fear with a user writing, “She didn’t know who was calling out - one of the invaders or a cop. Understandable for her to have been confused while terrified and hiding. Relax.” Another one added, “Well he should had announced himself, as a representative of the law, failures to do so, left himself open for any speculations. I guess everyone  was in the moment shocks, she didn’t blame that officer, but she stated her doubts.”

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