Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known by her initials AOC, did an instagram live stream where she described the traumatic events she experienced during the Jan 6 storming of the capitol by Trump’s cronies.
“I did not know if I was going to make it to the end of that day alive, and not just in a general sense but also in a very, very specific sense,”
It was of course not just about Jan 6, she also revealed she is a survivor of sexual assault – and denounced Republicans and those telling her and others to “move on” from the 6 January storming of the US Capitol …
“We cannot move on without accountability. We cannot heal without accountability. All these people telling us to move on are doing so at their own convenience,”
These are the tactics that abusers use, the folks who are saying, ‘We should move on,’ ‘we shouldn’t have accountability,’ etc, are saying: ‘Can you just forget about this so we can do it again?’
So anyways. The reason I say this and the reason I’m getting emotional in this moment is because these folks who tell us to move on, that it’s not a big deal, that we should forget what’s happened, or even telling us to apologise. These are the same tactics of abusers.
I’m a survivor of sexual assault. And I haven’t told many people that in my life. But when we go through trauma, trauma compounds on each other. And so whether you had a negligent or, you know, a neglectful parents and, or whether you had someone who was verbally abusive to you.
Whether you are a survivor of abuse. Whether you experienced any sort of trauma in your life, small to large. These episodes can compound on one another.”
Here is her full live stream on instagram …
… and here is a brief extract of a key moment …
Some claim that MTG is the right-wing version of AOC. Er … no.
MTG is an obnoxious right-wing conspiracy nut, who falls flat on her face when she tries to go head-to-head with AOC. AOC really does know how to clap back.
If you wonder why she is a target, the answer is that she speaks truth to power …