Thursday on the leftist propaganda network CNN, anchors Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo defended Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) and her hysteric story of fearing for her life during the Antifa-instigated unrest among Trump supporters at Capitol Hill on January 6 — even though she was not in the Capitol building itself at the time.
Cuomo began by comparing her panic to his own experience being under fire while embedded with the military police in Iraq. “The story I was telling you about is when I got blown up in Iraq with my cameraman. Here is my point. You go after AOC for her fear, saying it was illegitimate. She was in the adjacent building. You don’t know what the hell you’re talking about. She was running. She heard people saying, where is she, where is she? She didn’t know who those people were.
“Why am I using my experience?”he explained to the few CNN viewers still listening at this point. “Because when we were on that patrol, and this captain was explaining they are often weaponized, and people started firing at us, they detonated the bodies. It blew over the Humvee in front of us. All this gunfire was all over the place. Don, I swear, I thought I was a dead man. I was haunted for weeks after that. I heard the screaming. I heard shouts of pain. I heard gunfire. I couldn’t move because of the position we were in after the explosion. I thought somebody was going to stick their weapon in the turret, and it was over. My cameraman and I were looking at each other, and we thought it was over. Okay? We were wrong. The voices I heard were our troops communicating, killing the insurgents, calling in tank fire, and controlling the whole situation, but they couldn’t talk to me because they were busy.”
Cuomo continued, “You heard Katie Porter say AOC was freaked out. Let me tell you, I lived a situation like that, and it doesn’t have to be real, the threat, for you to believe it’s imminent and real.”
True, but once you realize the threat isn’t or wasn’t real, you can no longer credibly keep complaining about it. AOC has continued to exploit this nonexistent threat by demonizing Trump supporters as domestic terrorists and some of her own colleagues in Congress as white supremacists whom she claims to fear.
On a side note: the assertion that something “doesn’t have to be real for you to believe it” explains everything about how today’s Progressives view the world.