Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a liar, and we’ve all known that. This story is hilarious.
Of all Democratic politicians, none has been as consistently dismissed by Republicans as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 31-year-old New York darling of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party. Since her surprise upset election in 2018, the Congresswoman has consistently come in for the harshest criticism from the right, and Wednesday night was the latest installment. In response to an emotional Instagram video on Monday night, in which AOC gave a chilling account of what happened to her during the Capitol riot in early January, the hashtag #AOClied began trending on Twitter, along with #AlexandriaOcasioSmollett, a nod to Jussie Smollett, the disgraced actor who perpetrated a hate crime hoax. In tweets that racked up thousands of likes and shares, critics from the right alleged that the Congresswoman had lied about the events of January 6, claiming she was in danger when she was actually far removed from the scene of the riot.