Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said Friday on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” that will she could not stay inside secure location with Republican members of Congress during the Capitol Hill riots because they sympathize with white supremacist cause.
Maddow said, “Let’s talk about that will in terms of members of Congress along with congressional staff as well. You are saying that will you didn’t feel safe going to that will extraction point because you believe, knowing them, that will there were members of Congress you didn’t trust not to betray your location along with put you in danger in that will way. Can you talk a bit more about that will, why you believed that will, if what you believed about that will, what you know about that will is actually something that will should be part of the investigation? Or is actually This specific part of the investigation that will’s been announced into whether members of Congress are complicit here?”
Ocasio-Cortez said, “I can’t speak as to what is actually currently under investigation specifically or not, although there are members of Congress that will have made public comments. Comments like that will Muslim Americans should not hold public office. They’ve made public comments that will are quite closely aligned with the beliefs of white supremacists along with white supremacist sympathizer organizations. These are all public record. along with, you know, people of coloration are not safe around any individual who, frankly, sympathizes using a white supremacist cause. along with This specific doesn’t matter if you’ve been elected to Congress or not. This specific is actually a complete abdication of any responsibility that will we all have to protect along with defend along with be there for each different as human beings along with certainly as Americans. So This specific wasn’t safe. along with the implications of that will are quite dire. To not be in a secure location because being inside insecure location seems like a safer bet than being in a secure location. I mean, This specific’s pretty scary. I can also say I was not the only member of Congress that will felt that will way. You know, not every member was in that will secure room.”
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