Ocasio-Cortez Feared Terrorists — And Her Colleagues

“I thought I was going to die. I did not know if I was going to make it to the end of that day alive. … I didn’t even feel safe going to that extraction point because there were QAnon and white supremacist members of Congress who I felt would disclose my location and create opportunities to allow me to be hurt.”

— Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) revealed during an Instagram live stream there were “traumatizing” moments during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol when she legitimately feared for her life.

The Squad Aims to Be a Playah in House Politics


Playbook notes a move that raised eyebrows on the House floor last night: Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Presley and Rashida Tlaib all voted against the rule to move the relief package — a procedural motion that nearly always splits on party lines. “In a world where Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a narrow majority, if this group sticks together, they can influence the direction of the House Democratic Caucus. This message was received by senior Democrats last night.”

AOC Praises Pelosi

“I think she’s doing great. I think she’s actually doing a great job. I’m very proud that she was able to hold the caucus together during the longest shutdown in American history. I think she got concessions from the president. I think she’s showing people who’s boss and I very much understand that she’s in an extraordinarily difficult position.”

— Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), in an interview with NPR, on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.