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"This is no longer about a party of limited government, this is about something much more nefarious," Ocasio-Cortez said.Speaking with MSNBC's Chris Hayes on Wednesday, Ocasio-Cortez suggested the House GOP is turning into "something much more nefarious" having been stripped of their leader in the White House, and are now turning to white supremacist organizations "as a political tool.
Democratic Representativefired back at Republican Representative Nancy Mace on Saturday—after learning the latter reportedly launched a fundraising effort tied to a disagreement that the two had over their experiences during the January 6 Capitol riot.
"Pretty horrible," the New York congresswoman tweeted Saturday, while sharing screenshots—previously posted byreporter Daniel Dale—of Mace's fundraising plea that disputes Ocasio-Cortez's account of the attack.
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"Well, it's good to know what kind of person she is early. Also good to know that Mace is cut from the same Trump cloth of dishonesty and opportunism. Sad to see a colleague intentionally hurt other women and survivors to make a buck. Thought she'd be better," Ocasio-Cortez added.
Well, it’s good to know what kind of person she is early. Also good to know that Mace is cut from the same Trump cloth of dishonesty and opportunism.
Sad to see a colleague intentionally hurt other women and survivors to make a buck. Thought she’d be better. https://t.co/CcVxgDF6id— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 6, 2021
Thestarted after Ocasio-Cortez the events of the riot from her perspective in a widely-viewed livestream on Monday.
Rep. Chip Roy Demands AOC Apologize to Ted Cruz For 'Almost Had Me Murdered' Tweet
"If Representative Ocasio-Cortez does not apologize immediately," Representative Chip Roy wrote, "we will be forced to find alternative means to condemn this regrettable statement."Cruz was one of a number of Republicans who challenged the victory of President Joe Biden in the Electoral College during the Congressional confirmation in January. Supporters of former President Donald Trump entered the Capitol building during the count, forcing some lawmakers to shelter in place. Six fatalities have been attributed to the riot.
During her account, Ocasio-Cortez told her followers that she was frightened for her life, and forced to take refuge inside her bathroom when a stranger entered her office, who later turned out to be a Capitol Police officer.
Mace, a representative from South Carolina, quickly took issue with Ocasio-Cortez's story. "My office is 2 doors down. Insurrectionists never stormed our hallway," Mace tweeted Wednesday.
After facing backlash from Ocasio-Cortez, who accused Mace of discounting her fear and attacking her for "clicks," Mace again fired back.
"We were ALL terrified that day. I'm stating the fact that insurrectionists were never in our hallway... because they weren't. I deal with facts. Unlike you apparently," she tweeted.
Ocasio-Cortez's message to Mace on Saturday that she'd "intentionally hurt other woman and survivors," comes after the congresswoman revealed she is a survivor of sexual assault on Monday.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy of "losing control of his caucus." Ocasio-Cortez was referring to GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has sparked widespread condemnation. Greene has promoted a slew of conspiracy theories, including election disinformation. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday accused Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of "losing control of his caucus" after Democratic Rep. Cori Bush said GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene "berated" her in a Capitol hallway without a mask on.
In statements earlier this week, Ocasio-Cortez accused the Republican congresswoman of discounting her story and using damaging rhetoric that prevents survivors of assault or trauma from coming forward.
"How many survivors are watching her? Who now, seeing her, won't get care or will feel further shame or silence? Who won't speak up bc they know there are voices in leadership ready to minimize their experiences?" Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
But Mace rejected that accusation, and blasted Ocasio-Cortez for making the disagreement "political." In 2019, Mace herself revealed that she was a victim of rape when she was 16.
The screenshots Ocasio-Cortez shared of Mace's fundraising message on Saturday recount the Republican lawmaker's accusations, and claim that Ocasio-Cortez wants to "further divide Americans."
"AOC doesn't want to find common ground. She wants to further divide Americans."
"That's exactly what she did with her divisive comments about the Capitol riot. And that's what she continues to do by going after me for pointing out the simple truth that never was there ever a single rioter in our hallway," according to the message.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Hid in Bathroom During Capitol Riot and Thought She Was Going to Die
"In between the screams and the yells," Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said about her experience during the January Capitol riot, "I mean, I thought I was going to die."In an attempt to disrupt the Congressional certification of President Joe Biden's electoral college win, supporters of former President Donald Trump breached the Capitol building. Some lawmakers were forced to go into hiding or shelter in place. Many observers have blamed Trump's continued baseless claims that the election had been manipulated by Democrats as part of the reason for the riot.
"Today, I want you to join me and the many throughout our country who are saying ENOUGH is ENOUGH to AOC's latest theatrics. Will you chip in today to help me spread the word," it added.
Newsweek reached out to the offices of Ocasio-Cortez and Mace for additional comment, but did not hear back in time for publication.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken Says Riots Hurt U.S. Reputation, but 'Transparency' Will Help .
"Unlike other countries," he said, "when they face challenges they try to sweep everything under the rug ignore it, repress it, push it back. We're doing this all out in the open."Speaking on a Monday interview with CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, Blinken said: