“I am a survivor of a sexual assault. And I haven’t said that to many people in my life. “Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed early Tuesday that she considers herself a survivor of a sexual assault.
Ocasio-Cortez has announced that she had suffered an assault during a live show in your Instagram account. The congresswoman was detailing how she lived the mutiny that ended with the assault on the United States Capitol last january 6.
For the congresswoman from New York, the two situations, both the sexual assault of which she was a victim and the one she suffered in the capitol, they supposed a trauma, despite the fact that there was no relationship between the two events.
Almost 1: 30h of story have served Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to tell in detail “what happened in the Capitol”, as the congresswoman has assured in her direct from Instagram. Always remembering that she was not the one only person during the siege to American cameras.
The congresswoman did compare the attitude of the Republican legislators that they do not want to judge the events that occurred in the Capitol with those who use “abusive tactics”.
“The reason I say this and the reason I get excited right now is because these people (Republicans) telling us to move on, that it’s no big deal, that we should forget what happened, and even that we apologize, they use the same tactics as the abusers. ” Just before announcing that it is a survivor of a sexual assault.
During his Instagram Live he assured that you cannot “go forward without being accountable. We cannot heal without accountability. All these people who tell us to keep going do so for their own convenience.”
Ocasio-Cortez described how she hid in her bathroom in her congressional office during the chaos from the riot on Capitol Hill last month. The elect for the 14th district of New York City remembers hearing a man yelling “Where is he?” While she was hiding. According to the congresswoman, the man was a capitol police with a look of “anger and hostility”.
I thought that “I was going to die” Ocasio-Cortez revealed during live. In a video loaded with emotion, he recalled that he felt that “this was the journey that my life was taking, that, I felt that things were going to be fine, and that, you know, I had fulfilled my purpose”, remarked the congresswoman with a trembling voice .
A congresswoman with a lot of influence
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had already shown her support for the victims of sexual assault. As the American newspaper reports, The New York Times, the congresswoman fiercely opposed United States Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh when faced with allegations of sexual abuse.
The congresswoman was elected by the district New York City number 14, which includes some areas of the popular neighborhoods of the Bronx and Queens, among the poorest in the city.