In a radio interview this week, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says that she’s “doing therapy” after “surviving” the Capitol riot on Jan. 6.
While speaking to Latin USA, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke at length about her experience in at the Capitol Building on January 6. She claimed that congresspersons have now effectively “served in war” and that she is “doing therapy” because of her experience on January 6.
Ocasio-Cortez claimed the riot was an “all-out attempted coup” and that the United States was on the brink of having a “martial state.” She continued, “there are also certain mythologies that are very important to maintaining white supremacy, white supremacy in and of itself is a mythology. And you have to protect it in order to protect that political power, which has now become a very important base in the Republican Party. And that’s why that response was so vociferous, to make it seem that it wasn’t as bad as it was, and it was bad.”
After the riot, Ocasio-Cortez was heavily chastised for misrepresenting her whereabouts on January 6. Ocasio-Cortez had previously claimed that rioters had made it to her office door yelling, “where is she?” She further claimed that she thought she was going to die during the riot and that Republican Senators such as Ted Cruz were complicit in the alleged attempt on her life.