Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed Wednesday evening that U.S. Capitol Police officers or other actors working inside the Capitol building assisted protesters during the January 6 riot as they breached the facility in an effort to stop the certification of the Electoral College vote.
The congresswoman also said that, because the issue is unresolved, she has “never felt safe” at the Capitol. Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks came just hours after a comedian crudely trolled her while she was entering the building.
In a video posted by Pablo Manríquez, a correspondent for Latino Rebels, AOC is heard sounding off to the camera, “…And that there were actual officers working with this? And we never got to the bottom of that, and we never got any answers about that? And to this day, we’re just supposed to pretend that that never happened? I have no idea what happened to the people on the inside, who were very clearly sympathetic with what was going on and opening doors wide open for that, and I’m supposed to sit here and pretend like none of that ever happened?”