"I thought I was going to die" - AOC at Capitol

Speaking on Instagram Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said "I had a very close encounter where I thought I was going to die," adding that she could not provide details because of security concerns. "I did not know if I was going to make it to the end of that day alive."

The deadly riot at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. forced lawmakers to flee the inner chambers of the building, after Trump called on thousands of supporters to march on Congress in a bid to stop the final certification of Biden's election victory.

AOC also blasted Republicans for voting to stall the certification process and for instigating the crowd on January 6, saying that they cared more for their lust for power than they cared about democracy.

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ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: I had a very close encounter where I thought I was going to die. And you have all of those thoughts where, you know, at the end of your life, and all of these thoughts come rushing to you. And that's what happened to a lot of us on Wednesday. And I thought I-- I did not think-- I did not know if I was going to make it to the end of that day alive.

They don't give a damn about the law. They don't give a damn about order. They don't give a damn about safety. They give a damn about white supremacy. They care about preserving the social order and the mythology of whiteness.

Then the grandeur of our democracy, that's what they care about. They lust for power more than they care about democracy. You don't get to allow for an attack that kills five people, and then afterwards, you say, I wasn't a part of it. Yes, you were.

You were a part of it when you caged kids. You were a part of it when you repealed Title IX. You were a part of it when the president committed the first dozen number of crimes that he committed. You were a part of it when you excused the lawbreaking.

You were a part of it. You were a part of it. You were a part of it. Those five people's blood is on your hands. What are you going to do? And they think that resigning is going to clean that blood off their hands. It is always on them.