Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday night said a “very close encounter” at the Capitol riot left her thinking she would die.
Ocasio-Cortez disclosed the incident in an Instagram live stream, without providing specific details due to security concerns.
“I can tell you that I had a very close encounter, where I thought I was going to die,” the Queens-Bronx Democrat told viewers.
“I did not know if I was going to make it to the end of that day alive,” she said.
The Capitol siege carried out by Trump supporters left five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer and an Air Force vet.
Lawmakers voting to certify the 2020 election results were forced to shelter for hours, before returning to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s win.
The Capitol attack has led to another impeachment push against President Trump.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday night passed a resolution urging Vice President Mike Pence to strip Trump of his powers by invoking the 25th amendment.
On Wednesday morning, the House will vote on a single article of impeachment accusing the president of inciting the Capitol rioters.
AOC: ‘I thought I was going die’ during Capitol riot The British Journal Editors and Wire Services/ New York Post.