AOC had the gall to state that the experience meant U.S. lawmakers effectively “served in war”: “After the 6th, I took some time and it was really [Rep.] Ayanna Pressley when I explained to her what happened to me, like the day of, because I ran to her office and she was like, ‘you need to recognize trauma.’
“And I feel like I learned this the hard way after my father had passed away when I was a teenager … That happened at a young age and I locked it away. You have to live with it for years,” she continued, adding, “Oh yeah, I’m doing therapy but also I’ve just slowed down.”
“Sixty seconds could have meant potentially the difference between what we have right now and a martial state,” she added melodramatically. “This was an all-out attempted coup.”
Fact check: it was not an all-out attempted coup.
Weeks later, AOC took to Instagram to identify herself as the victim of sexual assault and adding that the January 6 events traumatized her further. “I thought I was going to die,” she claimed hysterically. “They’re trying to tell us to move on without any accountability, without any truth-telling, or without confronting the extreme damage, loss of life, trauma.”
If AOC was traumatized by the over-hyped unruliness on January 6 (all while supporting the vastly more damaging and deadly rioting of Black Lives Matter supporters and Antifa terrorists across America in 2020), she has no business being in a position of American leadership.