AOC fires back at Republicans who tried to discredit her account of Capitol riot

AOC is firing back at Republicans seeking to discredit her account of the U.S. Capitol riot.

AOC took to Instagram Live to say she feared for her life during the chaos.

Rep. Nancy Mace (R-FL) wrote “I’m two doors down from @aoc
and no insurrectionists stormed our hallway.”

AOC fired back:

This is a deeply cynical & disgusting attack,

As the Capitol complex was stormed & people were being killed, none of us knew in the moment what areas were compromised.

You previously told reporters yourself that you barricaded in your office, afraid you’d be hurt.

AOC later added:

Wild that @NancyMace is discrediting herself less than 1 mo in office w/ such dishonest attacks. She *went on record* saying she barricaded in fear.

@NancyMace who else’s experiences will you minimize?Capitol Police in Longworth? Custodial workers who cleaned up shards of glass?

This is where the true damage of what @NancyMace is doing comes in.

How many survivors are watching her? Who now, seeing her, won’t get care or will feel further shame or silence? Who won’t speak up bc they know there are voices in leadership ready to minimize their experiences?

How many food workers or custodial workers or Capitol Police officers, who ran for their lives in Longworth or feared for their families in the weeks after the attacks, now think their terror is less valid because of her statements?

Mace’s attacks are attacks on them, too.

Wednesday, AOC fired back at a RedState article, and wrote:

This is the latest manipulative take on the right.

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.