September 15, 2022

AOC: I Might Be Killed This Month

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By Ophelia Garrett

In Brief: 

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) told GQ Magazine that she is terrified she’ll be murdered by Trump supporters and calls her daily drive to work “harrowing.” The congresswoman claims the hatred for women from the right has caused her to question if she’ll live another month.

The Background: 

AOC, the bartender-turned-politician who is running for a third term in the House in November, has claimed many times to be terrified of Republicans, specifically Trump supporters. At various times, she has implied that she was inches away from being murdered, raped or assaulted during the January 6th protests.   Yet she fails to mention that she wasn't even in the building.

GQ Magazine writer Wesley Lowery says AOC is  “the best and possibly last—depending on how quickly some combination of fascism, religious fundamentalism, and climate change comes for us all—chance; a source of hope that things can get better in their lifetimes.”

And apparently it isn’t just Trump supporters and the GOP who are out to get her.  AOC states, “It was open hostility, open hostility to my presence, my existence. Since I got here, literally day one, even before day one, I’ve experienced a lot of targeting diminishment from my party. And the pervasiveness of that diminishment, it was all-encompassing at times. I feel a little more steady on my own two feet now.”

Notable Quotes: 

“Imagine working a job and your bosses don’t like you and folks on your team are suspicious of you. And then the competing company is trying to kill you.” -- Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

What do you think?