Ocasio-Cortez mentions that attack in a direct on Instagram in which she expressed the trauma suffered when seeing the assault on the Capitol
The US Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has revealed during a live intervention on her Instagram account that she considers herself a survivor of a sexual assault . Ocasio-Cortez, visibly moved, revealed the event she had experienced while narrating live the trauma that occurred on January 6 when she saw the assault on the US Capitol by groups of radical followers of Donald Trump.
“I am a survivor of a sexual assault. And I have not said that to many people in my life,” she said visibly emotional. For the congresswoman from New York, the two situations, both the sexual assault of which she was a victim and the one suffered by the Capitol, were traumatic, despite the fact that there was no relationship between the two events.
Ocasio-Cortez gave a detailed account of how the mutiny that ended in an assault on the US Legislative took place but did not go into the description of how the sexual assault of which she was a victim occurred in the past. He did come to compare the attitude of Republican legislators who do not want to judge the events that occurred in the Capitol with those who use “abusive tactics . ”
“The reason I say this and the reason I get excited right now is because these people (Republicans) telling us to move on, that it’s no big deal, that we should forget what happened, and even that we apologize, they use the same tactics as the abusers. ”
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During his Instagram Live he assured that you cannot “go forward without being accountable. We cannot heal without being accountable. All these people who tell us to keep going do so for their own convenience.”
Ocasio-Cortez described how she hid in her bathroom in her Congressional office during the chaos of the Capitol riots last month and was rescued by police. The congresswoman was elected by the 14th district of New York City, which includes some areas of the popular neighborhoods of the Bronx and Queens, among the poorest in the city.