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AOC on Instagram Live: Recounting Jan. 6 attack details draws more than 160K viewers

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a next-gen politician, in more ways than one.
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AOC's harrowing description of what it was like to survive- apparently, barely - the insurrection of Jan 6:  "I hear these huge violent bangs on my door... like someone was trying to break the door down. And there were no voices, no yells, no one saying who they were .... just boom, boom, boom." She ran over to the legislative office to her staffer, and he said, "Hide, hide, run and hide." AOC went to a back area of her office and jumped into her bathroom and closed the door. Then, she realized that whoever was banging had made it into her office.  She hears, "Where is she?! Where is she?!" This was the moment where I thought everything was over," Ocasio-Cortez said. "I thought I was going to die." 

(Ed. note: This recounting is terrifying, yet important to know. I could only watch a little of it, maybe after a little time passes, I can watch some more. Multiple trigger warnings.)

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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