Rep. Mace slams AOC for ‘exaggerating’ Capitol Hill break-in story
UPDATED 12:30 PM PT – Wednesday, February 3, 2021
As the January 6 Capitol breach continues to dominate news headlines, one House member set the record straight by calling out her Democrat colleague for perpetrating dangerous lies about that very day.
In a tweet Tuesday, freshman Congresswoman Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) called out Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) over recently surfaced comments that detailed how she “feared for her life” as she heard knocks on her office door before she found out the person knocking was a Capitol police officer.
AOC recounted her story on Instagram live and claimed a mob banged at her door as her aides told her to hide. At this moment, she claimed she thought “everything was over.”
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“Like the bathroom door is behind me — rather in front of me,” Cortez said. “And I just hear, ‘where is she? Where is she?’”
Watch AOC’s story change.
First – She didn’t go to the extraction point because she feared other Congressmen.
That was too ridiculous. She changed it to – “a police officer purposely withheld the extraction information.” pic.twitter.com/U4VF3GOZhB
— Michael Moore (@mbracemoore) February 3, 2021
However, Nancy Mace said her office is two doors down from AOC’s and that no one even made it to their hallway. To make matters worse, a new report from Red State revealed the protestors charged the main Capitol Building, not the Cannon House Building where AOC’s office is located.
Mace said that story is “egregious” and questioned whether there is anything the mainstream media won’t politicize.
.@AOC made clear she didn’t know who was at her door. Breathless attempts by media to fan fictitious news flames are dangerous.
My office is 2 doors down. Insurrectionists never stormed our hallway. Egregious doesn’t even begin to cover it. Is there nothing MSM won’t politicize? pic.twitter.com/Tl1GiPSOft
— Rep. Nancy Mace (@RepNancyMace) February 2, 2021
In the meantime, the South Carolina Republican condemned the acts that were carried out in our nation’s Capitol. She emphasized that those who were apart of the violence should be held accountable.