AOC says she skipped inauguration because she doesn't "feel safe" around Republicans

by Jeffrey Swindoll · Jan 23rd, 2021 3:16 pm

Last Updated Feb 22nd, 2021 at 6:18 pm

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said on Thursday that she did not attend President Joe Biden's inauguration because she and a "considerable" number of fellow lawmakers, "still don't yet feel safe around other members of Congress."

CNN host Chris Cuomo asked Ocasio-Cortez if she really believed her colleagues on Capitol Hill would intentionally jeopardize her security, to which the outspoken Democrat replied, "Yes."

Ocasio-Cortez confirmed on Friday morning that she was specifically referring to Republicans during her interview with Cuomo.

"GOP lawmakers campaigned with images of them cocking guns next to photos of myself," Ocasio Cortez wrote. "Now they are trying to violate DC law and House rules to sneak guns onto the House floor two weeks after a white supremacist insurrection that killed 5 people. Why?"

The New York Democrat was likely referring to a September 3rd image posted to the campaign Facebook page of then-House candidate Marjorie Greene that showed her holding a gun next to images of Ocasio-Cortez, and colleagues Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

Facebook removed the photo the next day.


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