Ocasio-Cortez rails against colleagues in MSNBC interview as Democrats push message of ‘unity’

Democrats may be trying to push a message of unity in the wake of an attack on the U.S. Capitol that led to the president being impeached a second time, but even some of their own don’t seem to be buying that narrative.

In a massive blunder for her party’s messaging, progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) excoriated her fellow members of Congress in an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Friday, saying she didn’t feel safe seeking shelter in the same room as some of her colleagues during last week’s raid on the Capitol, according to Breitbart.

Pressed by Maddow on whether there’s an investigation into lawmakers in Congress who may have been “complicit” in the attack, AOC said she couldn’t speak on that, but maintained that “it wasn’t safe” for her to shelter in the same “secure room” where other members and their staffers were hunkering down.

“It wasn’t safe”

“You are saying that you didn’t feel safe going to that extraction point because you believe, knowing them, that there were members of Congress you didn’t trust not to betray your location and put you in danger in that way,” Maddow said, according to Breitbart. “Can you talk a bit more about that, why you believed that, if what you believed about that, what you know about that is something that should be part of the investigation? Or is it part of the investigation that’s been announced into whether members of Congress are complicit here?”

In response, Ocasio-Cortez alleged that “there are members of Congress that have made public comments” aligning them with the same causes that she claims drove rioters to storm the U.S. Capitol.

“Comments like that Muslim Americans should not hold public office. They’ve made public comments that are quite closely aligned with the beliefs of white supremacists and white supremacist sympathizer organizations. These are all public record,” the congresswoman told Maddow, as Breitbart reported.

“And, you know, people of color are not safe around any individual who, frankly, sympathizes with a white supremacist cause. And it doesn’t matter if you’ve been elected to Congress or not. It is a complete abdication of any responsibility that we all have to protect and defend and be there for each other as human beings and certainly as Americans,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

“So it wasn’t safe,” she explained, according to Breitbart. “And the implications of that are quite dire. To not be in a secure location because being in the insecure location seems like a safer bet than being in a secure location. I mean, it’s pretty scary. I can also say I was not the only member of Congress that felt that way. You know, not every member was in that secure room.”

So much for unity

Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks come in stark contrast to the “call for unity” echoing from the upper echelons of the Democratic Party — and she’s not the only one bucking that narrative. Many on the left have had strong words for their Republican colleagues in the wake of the attack on the Capitol, with Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), a close ally of AOC’s, accusing congressional Republicans of engaging in “chemical warfare” by not wearing face masks while the building was on lockdown, as Fox News reported.

Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) seemed to confirm in a Friday presser that investigators are looking into the potential roles of members of Congress in the riot.

“We always prepared to protect and defend from all enemies, foreign, but the Constitution of all this also says, ‘and domestic,’ and now we have to protect ourselves from enemies domestic. How close within? The investigation will — will let us know,” she said, according to the Washington Examiner.

“If, in fact, it is found that members of Congress are accomplices to this insurrection, if they aided and abetted, there may have to be actions taken beyond the Congress in terms of prosecution for that,” Pelosi added.

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  1. Well, Miz Ocasio; you really scare us, too. Just to look at you is scary – and when you open your mouth to say something – well that quadruples the scariness!!!

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  3. Democraps have not a Clue what any word means especially FAIR, Equal, and Unity. As for AOC she is one of the MOST IGNORANT of Democraps and knows NOTHING. While they are DESTROYING America they will fight amongst themselves and ensure Americans are TAXED to poverty for their power.

  4. Isn’t there a country we could send her .cause bless her heart she doesn’t like our country.please let’s start looking.

    1. Send her back where she came from. If she is not born in this country, they will welcome her back.

      I can’t believed a Natural Citizen wants to control this county. I got my Natural Citizenship by fighting in Korea, even though have been cheated of my VA Benefit.

      1. Sandy Cortez grew up in West Chester county with all the comforts of a secure home . . She is just plain nutz!

  5. I agree with her. She didn’t say anything but the truth. Can you people even judge when the truth is being said. She does not hate America. How would you like to be shoved in with someone who has helped the attack on the Capital. You would say the same thing. Remember you idiot, you were not there where she was and you did not feel what she felt.

    1. That airhead bitc% is using that riot as much as she can to spread her hate. She’s a communist pig that wants to control what you hear & what you read. Along with what your allowed to say. The only place this American hating cow belongs is behind bars with the rest of them.

  6. The only place this pos belongs is back behind the bar. I am so sick of this racist communist pig calling anyone that loves this country a white supremacist. They need to lock all of these dirtbags up.

  7. BS, AOC is such a drama queen.if anyone wanted to hurt her it would have already happened.
    If she was afraid of death it was scared to death. The women on the right would have been in more danger from the radical left from Antifa and BLM sympathizers than her lie about white supremacist.

  8. AOC looks like a shark when she shows her teeth! She is vicious and mean. She never would have gotten re-elected if Soros hadn’t bailed her skinny a** out!

  9. Poor little Alexandria! Victimized once again! That is her ploy, while victimizing others! Typical demonrat scum! Better off bieng a bar tender( lowskill job) takes little to no sense to do that. She is talking beyond her pay grade, and the ignorance shows!

  10. Her statements are “ marlarkey”. She’s the one I’d be afraid to shelter with. It’s being shown more everyday WHO was really behind that Wed fiasco!!! Read the handwriting on the wall! Trump had nothing to do with all that….BLM AND ANTIFA!!!!!

  11. Repent and be Baptized the the Holy Spirit will help you understand, otherwise you are lost. Antifa, BLM, and others are just groups that are people that have no good direction. Violence is stupid and weak. Jails are already full in every city. And yet, people just keep making the same mistakes. Violence is not ok. Anyone that says it is, is evil. Those who live by the sword, will die by the sword. When I die I am going to Heaven. What about anyone out there? I think I am, means probably not. If you know, then God has showed you. This life is temporary, so why not help as many people as you can? Or you can run around with your head cutoff. Corrupt Governments always fail. That is what is happening now. Communism is a front for evil. President Trump tried to change that. He wasn’t perfect. But what has Joe Biden done good in all the time in government? I cannot name one thing. It’s more about the policies. Endless lockdowns, raise taxes, cut out anyone that disagrees, open borders. Really. We need another billion people to add to the confusion. Wake-up. He isn’t even in office and it’s already a disaster.

  12. Rumer has it that Nancy Polosi set this all up with BLM and Antifa…Why do you think her son-in-law had his picture taken with the guy with the horns…The FBI knows but they to are scared to tell the truth….Look what they are doing to our Country…and our people………..!

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