Did the rioters get close to AOC? No one else seems to think so. She went into a panic and barged into the office of Democratic Congresswoman and threw open cabinets looking for a hiding place. She went into hysterics when a Capitol police officer knocked on the door to escort her to a safe evacuation site. A Republican Congresswoman two doors down observed there were never any rioters within 100 feet of AOC.

https://nypost.com/2021/02/04/aoc-blasted-for-exaggerating-capitol-riot-experience/

She did release melodramatic video somehow connecting her fear when rioters were not close to her to a time when claimed she had been sexually abused. She supplied few details. But it was a riveting emotional performance that neatly put her at the center of attention, even if rioters had been nowhere near her on January 6.

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