New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed last night that she is a survivor of sexual assault.
The 31-year-old was holding an Instagram Live chat on the deadly Capitol riot, with more than 100-thousand viewers when she became emotional and admitted she had been assaulted. She did not reveal details of the attack but did say that her latest trauma compounded the feelings from her attack.
AOC says she is tired of hearing some fellow lawmakers tell her to "get over" the Capitol chaos that took place January 6th. She says survivors of sexual assault also hear those words too often.
The Democrat says she hid in the bathroom of her Congressional office fearing for her life during the insurrection as she heard voices yell “Where is she?” Then a Capitol police officer came to her rescue.
Source: Good Morning America