Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Feared She Was ‘Going to Die’ During the Attack on the U.S. Capitol

Jenzia Burgos
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Speaking out. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez almost died during the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, revealing on Instagram nearly a week after the riots that she experienced a “very close encounter” that made her question whether she “was going to make it to the end of that day alive.”

On Tuesday, January 12, the 31-year-old representative for New York’s 14th congressional district spoke for over an hour on Instagram Live to tell her constituents about the “incredibly violent” and “traumatizing” events that she witnessed at the Capitol building. During her Instagram Live Session, which quickly drew in over 100,000 viewers, Ocasio-Cortez revealed that she, along with many members of Congress and Congressional staffers, were “nearly assassinated” during the attempted “act of insurrection” by

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