The GOP Congresswoman who claimed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez exaggerated her claims in regards to the Capitol Hill riot mentioned Thursday that the Bronx consultant “watered down everybody’s trauma” by telling her model of the occasions.
Rep. Nancy Mace instructed Fox Information’ Sean Hannity that she suffered trauma of her personal throughout the tense days and even despatched her kids house earlier than the riot after somebody threatened to shoot her on social media.
“A Republican threatened to shoot me on social media,” Mace mentioned. “I’m a single working mother of two children. I despatched my children house early as a result of I used to be apprehensive.”
Mace claims it was not true that rioters have been shouting within the hallway the place she and the Ocasio-Cortez share an workplace.
“Now we have to separate truth from fiction,” Mace mentioned, claiming that they have been being protected by the Capitol police.
“This was a traumatic expertise and I’m not gonna low cost that for anybody that lived by that day,” she added.
However Mace made clear that there was “no violent mob within the hallways” after AOC described listening to loud noises outdoors her workplace.
“Whenever you exaggerate it, or are dishonest about the way you symbolize what occurred, it waters down everybody else’s trauma,” Mace added.
Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) detailed her expertise of the encounter throughout an Instagram Dwell stream this week.
After the video aired, Mace (R-SC) tweeted, “My workplace is 2 doorways down. Insurrectionists by no means stormed our hallway.”
Ocasio-Cortez claimed a Capitol Police officer barged into her workplace with out figuring out himself, which made her worry for her life.
Mace claimed that assertion was disparaging to legislation enforcement.
“So we’ve got to be very clear and never exaggerate this expertise or take benefit and politicize it,” she defined.