WATCH: AOC recounts “very close encounter” during Capitol riot, says “many of us merely narrowly escaped death”

In an Instagram Live video, progressive “squad” member Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, (D-NY) says she had a “very close encounter” during the Capitol Hill riots in which she thought she “was going to die.”

The NY Democrats said it is “not an exaggeration” to say many members of Congress were “nearly assassinated.”

“We were very lucky that things happened within certain minutes that allowed members to escape the House floor unharmed” AOC said, adding “many of us merely narrowly escaped death.”