Washington, DC — New reports are that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was not in the Capitol at the time of the attack on January 6. AOC was in her office in the Cannon building, which is adjacent to the Capitol. While the complex is connected, it is not the area where the breach actually occurred.
AOC has claimed that the event that she experienced was a “near-death” experience. In her recount of the events, she said she felt she was mere moments away from dying. She shared she had security concerns while she was in a room with other members of Congress.
Except none of that appears to be true. She appears to have been in her office, away from the events entirely.
AOC was quick to respond to the new reports. She made statements about the reports on Twitter.
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
She states that the reports are examples of the manipulative right and that no one understands the layout of the Capitol complex. You can see the layout above and see that the is clearly not near the Capitol building that was breached. Rioters never breached the Cannon building.
She also claims that Trump supporters planted bombs around her offices. While those bombs were relocated outside the RNC and DNC offices, neither of those are located in the Cannon building. The closest is the RNC, which is in an adjacent block.
It looks more like AOC is the one manipulating here. She appears to be manipulating her story to create an emotional response. Never let a crisis go to waste, right?
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