Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke of the “dangerous” police failure at the U.S. Capitol when she was sexually harassed by a “disgusting” ultra-right troll outside the building.
The congressman was harassed Wednesday as he walked toward the Capitol building when he was approached by a right-wing commentator, Alex Stein.
“Here’s AOC, my favorite big booty latina,” Stein says. “I love you AOC, you are my favorite. “She wants to kill the kids but she’s still beautiful. You look so beautiful in that outfit. You look so sexy.”
The Congresswoman then confronted Stein with “posing for a selfie” in her video. He left after gesturing to sexually harass her.
Mrs. Ocasio-Cortez Wrote on Twitter Later: “I posted about a deeply horrific incident that happened on Capitol today, but removed it because obviously someone is looking for extremist fame.”
“It’s just a bummer to work in an organization that openly allows it, but talking about it only invites more,” he continued. “Just really sad.”
He added in a follow-up tweet: “This is a video he posted of the incident. I was actually walking to sort him out because if no one protects us, I’ll do it myself. Today needed more votes than a case.”
Stein, who responded on Twitter “If you really loved me, you would at least tag me”, continued to tweet incessantly about the congressional woman on Wednesday night.
Mrs Ocasio-Cortez went on to discuss the encounter with Stein on Instagram, where she told her followers that it was “crazy” that Capitol police officers did not take action to confront Stein.
“I don’t think there was so much frenzy about the incident that it happened, but it happened in front of a Capitol police officer and this guy was involved (in sexual harassment).”
“It wasn’t about any political opinion or protest or anything like that, he was very clearly engaged in aggressive behavior of sexual threats in front of the Capitol police officer, he was not even told to take a step back,” Mrs. Ocasio-Cortez said.
The officer was “quiet about it,” Democrats said, adding that the encounter reminded him of videos of police officers showing “sympathy” for pro-Trump rioters on Jan. 6 when they were overwhelmed. As seen by an officer Pose for a selfie With rioters inside the hall of Congress.
“I can’t really help but think about the footage that we’ve seen all these Capitol police officers help. I’m sympathetic to the rebels in January,” said Mrs. Ocasio-Cortez. “Everyone decided it was too hard to deal with politically so they all brushed it under the rug.”
He added: “It has never been (thoroughly) investigated, so to this day we do not know which officers are safe in the vicinity. We have no idea who among these officers and those with huge weapons were in the crowd, or if Would not. ”
Democrats said about police funding, “And we’ve seen a lot of this not in our politics but in the State of the Union, because now both parties are in a contest over how much money they can pour into the system. It’s dangerous to hold any one of them strictly accountable.”
Although it is disputed that the claim officers helped the rioters, six Capitol police officers were put on administrative leave for their work that day, Politico Reported last year. Five pro-Trump mobs were killed during the attack in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election results.
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