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AOC Facing Backlash Over False Claims Made During Capital Incursion

AOC Facing Backlash Over False Claims Made During Capital Incursion

We have seen over the last couple of years, if a Democrats story is too humdrum, they make one up; it turns out AOC has learned well from those proceeding her. The claim that somehow she was in danger from the capital incursion on January 9th has been called out. She wasn’t even in the Senate and House chambers. She was in another building, one she had fled to earlier when the chambers were evacuated after suspicious packages were found around the chambers.

This all broke loose after AOC released a video where she described a confrontation with Capital police at her office, located in the Cannon Buildings, which is not even part of the same building where the House and Senate Chambers are located the break-in had happened.

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After this was done, AOC went full drama queen, tweeting, “I did not know if I was going to make it to the end of that day alive.” She then attacked Senator Cruz, claiming he somehow was culpable in almost having her killed (remember, she was not even where the incursion happened).

“I can tell you that I had a very close encounter where I thought I was going to die,” she said in a video last month.

In her more recent video, she offered an emotional recollection of how she hid behind a bathroom door and heard the police officer break into her office.

“I thought I was going to die,” she said, noting that she didn’t initially realize the person trying to enter her office was the police. “I have never been quieter in my entire life.”

She added that the situation “didn’t feel right because he was looking at me with a tremendous amount of anger and hostility — and things weren’t adding up. There was no partner there, and no one was yelling, he wasn’t yelling like, ‘this is Capitol police, this is Capitol police.'”

In a typical manner, AOC went on to try to play the victim card, trying to make herself somehow under threat by the officer, the very one that was there to protect her.

On Wednesday, all hell broke loose when her account of what happened was called into question; soon, the hashtag #AlexandriaOcasioSmollet start trending, recalling the story that Jussie Smollett had made up to make himself a victim of a hate crime, later we found out he had hired in his own attackers.

This blew open when Rep. Nancy Mace, Rep. S.C., blasted her story, saying she was two doors down from her office, there was never any break-in the building AOC was in.

Ocasio-Cortez responded to some of the criticism, suggesting that it was “the latest manipulative take on the right.”

There is one slight problem with this claim. There is no record that anyone tried to break into her building, but she was not going to stop here; like a child caught in a lie, she had to up the ante.

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She later posted about those questioning her account.

In other words, the others denying what she is claiming, they were victims, like she was, were trying to shame her into shutting up.

Give it up AOC, you were caught pulling a Smollett, it is time to own up.

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About The Author

Timothy Benton

Student of history, a journalist for the last 2 years. Specialize in Middle East History, more specifically modern history with the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Also, a political commentator has been a lifetime fan of politics.

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