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Fri May 21, 2021, 12:00 PM

7. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says colleagues too scared to talk about attempted coup

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls the Capitol riot an 'all-out attempted coup' and hints her House colleagues are too scared to talk about it

'It has deeply, deeply affected lawmaking, policy making and it's very quiet, it's not spoken about,' she told journalist Maria Hinojosa in an interview airing Friday on the weekly public radio show 'Latino USA' and shared in advance with NBC News.

She pointed to how Vice President Mike Pence was rushed out of the Senate chamber will about a minute to spare as the insurrectionists came looking for him.

The crowd, made of mostly of Donald Trump supporters, were disrupting Congress' certification of Joe Biden's electoral college win. Pence was overseeing the process in his ceremonial role as vice president and had no authority to stop it despite pressure from Trump to do so.

'Pence was the one person, arguably, that had one of the most important roles in making sure that procedurally the Electoral College counts went on as proceeded. Sixty seconds could have meant potentially the difference between what we have right now and a martial state,' Ocasio-Cortez said. 'This was an all-out attempted coup.'

'If 60 seconds went differently, if a different door was opened, if a chair wasn't barricaded in a certain way, we could have a completely different reality right now,' she said. 'We don't want to acknowledge that that's how close we got, but that is how close we got.'


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9605265/Alexandria-Ocasio-Cortez-calls-Capitol-riot-attempted-coup.html

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215453077
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NOTE: Thanks to Blogslug who provided a better source for this clip.

...for them that don't want to give clicks to the Daily Fail

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/all-out-attempted-coup-aoc-says-capitol-attack-has-deeply-n1268031

https://www.latinousa.org/2021/05/21/masksoffaoc/

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