Socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has all hell breaking loose.
It’s not unusual for Ocasio-Cortez to find herself at the center of a storm.
But now Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made this tearful confession that proved something awful.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has come under fire for making baseless accusations that Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz tried to have her killed at the January 6 Capitol riot.
Thirteen Republican Congressmen and Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee demanded Nancy Pelosi order Ocasio-Cortez to apologize for inciting violence against Cruz by lying about him or that Ocasio-Cortez face censure.
Ocasio-Cortez then used her ability to go viral on social media to make the situation all about herself by falsely claiming that she thought a Capitol Hill police officer was trying to kill her during the riot.
But Ocasio-Cortez took her claims of victimhood to another level by telling her livestream audience that she was a victim of sexual assault and that anyone that questioned her claim that Cruz tried to have her killed was the equivalent of her abuser.
“The reason I’m getting emotional in this moment is because these folks who tell us to move on, that it’s not a big deal, that we should forget what’s happened, or even telling us to apologize — these are the same tactics of abusers. And I’m a survivor of sexual assault and I haven’t told many people that in my life, but when we go through trauma, trauma compounds on each other,” Ocasio-Cortez stated.
Ocasio-Cortez was condemned on both the left and the right for this tactic.
Liberal journalist Michael Tracey blasted Ocasio-Cortez as being manipulative.
“This is a masterclass in emotional manipulation — a genuine political/rhetorical skill. Gotta hand it to her,” Tracey wrote on social media in response to Ocasio-Cortez’s tearful confession.
On the right, the American Spectator’s Amber Athey wrote that Ocasio-Cortez cheapened the serious crime of sexual assault by reducing it to a partisan talking point.
“The real story here is that AOC used her alleged trauma as a cudgel against her political opponents. She has weaponized her alleged experience to silence anyone who criticizes her and even went so far as to compare them to the person or people who abused her. This type of behavior cheapens sexual assault,” Athey wrote.
Ocasio-Cortez falsely accused Ted Cruz of trying to have her killed on January 6.
Facing pressure from Republicans to recant this baseless accusation, Ocasio-Cortez then pivoted to once again portray herself as the victim.
Critics contend this has nothing to do with believing or not believing Ocasio-Cortez’s claim.
Skeptics argue that Ocasio-Cortez realized she dug herself a hole and figured the best way out was emotional blackmail to silence anyone that criticized her.
If you want American Patriot Daily to keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story and the rest of the breaking news in politics, please bookmark our site, consider making us your homepage and forward our content with your friends on social media and email.