• NotWearingPants
    +9

    From your source:

    Ocasio-Cortez explained how she was in her office on the day of the riots when she heard loud banging on her door and a voice yelling, "Where is she? Where is she?" She ran and hid in an office bathroom, thinking an insurrectionist had broken in and she was about to die.

    Her office is NOT in the capitol building. Senior members of congress have a small, second office in the building, but even their primary offices are located in other buildings, some relatively near, some blocks away.

    Where did this "list of people they wanted to assassinate" come from. Who makes a list and carries it to a riot? Sounds like a FF or something CNN made up. Do you have a source?

    • kxh (edited 3 months ago)
      +14

      Her office is NOT in the capitol building.

      It's easy to say something like you said with the benefit of hindsight and distance and your lack of actual involvement. (You weren't involved, were you?) At the time, she and other members of parliament had no real idea of the extent of the attack, so when she says she was terrified, you can give her no sympathy? Just: she wasn't in the building so she had no justification for feeling the way she did and she was therefore lying?

      Where did this "list of people they wanted to assassinate"

      From what the rioters were saying themselves, from the fact that they knew where, for instance Pelosi's office was, and clearly Pelosi was someone they were after. Pence, Pelosi, that's a list for a start.

      • NotWearingPants
        +11

        From what the rioters were saying themselves

        Where was this reported? And were there names to attach to the rioters who said there was a kill list, or were they anonymous rioters. Because there's no way an antifa member would put on a red hat and drop some good sound bites for a pocket full of cash.

        And if it was really an insurrection, why did they all bring flags, not guns.

        She may well have been afraid. I doubt it, just based on her staged photos of crying at a parking lot fence that was supposed to be "children in cages". You know, the overflow facility for solo illegal children in Texas. The one Obama established, Trump shut , and Biden just reopened. If she can be a victim, a martyr, or just get attention, she'll do it. Why are we opening the borders to make it necessary before we open restaurants?

        Sorry for the tangent, it's just everything the government has done since 20 Jan makes no sense.

      • kxh (edited 3 months ago)
        +18
        @NotWearingPants -

        Where was this reported?

        Where they were chanting "Hang Pence".

        or just get attention, she'll do it.

        So, a politician then?

        Because there's no way an antifa member would put on a red hat and drop some good sound bites for a pocket full of cash.

        What's that got to do with the capitol riot? Are you implying that there were antifa members in the riot? I'm pretty sure that's been roundly debunked.

        why did they all bring flags, not guns

        Are you saying they didn't have guns? At least one had a spear with a steel tip. This is not just a flag.

      • NotWearingPants (edited 2 months ago)
        +9
        @kxh -

        Edit: And for a third side to today's sorry state of affairs, here's a quote that has been incorrectly attributed to Bruce Lee and Warren Buffet (So no source, but good advice):

        “You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control you that means everyone else can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.”