When you stretch the truth so far and so often, how does one keep track of reality? That is a great question we should be asking the Leader of the Squad: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. This shameless woman who wasted no time in blaming Trump and all Republicans for the attack on the Capitol Building on January 6 that brought her as close to death as she had ever been has just one big question to answer…..How can that be since you were not actually in the Capitol Building at the time of the attack? Never one to waste an opportunity, AOC has appeared on nearly every network since the attack telling her harrowing story. In a live Instagram video this week with supposedly over 100,000 participants, she recounted the ordeal in detail as well as dropping the word that this near death experience was as bad as her surviving a sexual assault.The difference between these two events is in one, she made up the entire narrative and in the second, she gave no details at all but that doesn’t matter, she accomplished what she wanted and that was attention. She may have little in the way of morals or a conscience but she more than makes up for that shortage with attention.
There is no doubt the Capitol was attacked. We have all seen the footage and the damage caused by the domestic terrorists who infiltrated and wreaked havoc on the center of our Republic. Lives were lost, the building damaged, things stolen or destroyed. It was a dark day in our history for sure……But…..AOC was not there. She was not face to face with terrorists or death. She was safely tucked away in the bathroom of her office in the Cannon Building which is on the Capitol complex but not actually part of the building that was attacked. No attack, no terrorists, no damage, nothing happened in the Cannon Building. But let’s not let that fact get in the way of a good story, fiction as it may be.
According to Representative Nancy Mace (R-SC) who has an office two doors down from AOC:
AOC wasn’t even in the Capitol building where all the action was going down. If she was in her office, she was in the Cannon Building which is nearby, but a different building. But of course, many didn’t get the logistics and just assumed that she was in the Capitol building.
According to Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC), who has an office in the same hall as AOC, two doors away, there were never any rioters in their hall so there was never any physical danger from rioters coming in at any point.
Quite a different account was given to Newsweek by AOC:
Ocasio-Cortez said that rioters actually entered her office, forcing her to take refuge inside her bathroom after her legislative director Geraldo Bonilla-Chavez told her to “hide, hide, run and hide.”
“And so I run back into my office,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “I slam my door. There’s another kind of like back area to my office, and I open it, and there’s a closet and a bathroom. And I jump into my bathroom.”
Ocasio-Cortez said [she] was hiding behind the door “and then I just start to hear these yells of, ‘Where is she?’”
As members of the mob banged against the door, Ocasio-Cortez believed “this was the moment where I thought everything was over.”
“And the weird thing about moments like these is that you lose all sense of time,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “In retrospect, maybe it was 4 seconds. Maybe it was 5 seconds, maybe it was 10 seconds. Maybe it was one second, I don’t know. It felt like my brain was able to have so many thoughts.”
“In between the screams and the yells,” Ocasio-Cortez added, “I mean, I thought I was going to die.”
What does this all mean? In the giant scheme of things probably not much. AOC is an immature individual who happens to be in Congress. There are many there that fit that bill but the traction she is getting from her story with the media may be more of the story. We know there is a stretching of the truth by politicians but isn’t there supposed to be a search for the truth by our press? Apparently the lines are blurred. Since the media and press are actully working for the Progressive Left, apparently they get to also play by their rules.