Eighth grade drama class, or the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives? If you close your eyes, there's no difference.
House “Squad” members broke down in tears Thursday night while describing their harrowing – or, at least, supposedly harrowing – experiences during the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol, where some even claimed to have almost died and been "triggered" to relive past trauma (that they'd conveniently never disclosed until this moment).
Despite the fact that not a single House or Senate member was harmed during the altercation, having been ferried off by Capitol police or locked inside their plush offices until the entire couple-hour incident was over, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar gave dramatic and tearful accounts of their supposedly psychologically devastating experience with the right-wing thugs they never actually saw that day.
AOC, whose own ever-expanding version of events has come under question in recent days, even sparking the hashtag #AlexandriaOcasioSmollett on Twitter after suddenly claiming she's a survivor of sexual assault, once again blamed Republican congressmen and senators for doing damage to “survivors of trauma all across this country.”
In her speech, the 31-year-old New York congresswoman accused the GOP of "send[ing] a tremendously damaging message to survivors of trauma all across this country -- that the way to deal with trauma, violence, and targeting is to paper it over, minimize it, and move on."
“Twenty-nine days ago, our Capitol was attacked. That’s the big story. And in that big story are thousands of individual accounts, each one just as valid and important as the other,” she continued.
AOC says on the House floor that Republican efforts to minimize the insurrection "send a tremendously damaging message to survivors of trauma all across this country -- that the way to deal with trauma, violence, and targeting is to paper it over, minimize it, and move on." pic.twitter.com/17RIbr9se6— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 5, 2021
Tlaib, who wasn’t even in the building on January 6, said she was traumatized even just by seeing the incident unfold on television.
“As I saw it, I thought to myself, thank God I am not there,” the Michigan "Squad" member sobbed theatrically, as AOC comforted her. She then went on a bizarre tirade about her mother’s experience raising children alone, trying to tie that in with the importance of having a “diverse” Congress and staff (though how that relates to Jan. 6, given the fact that Tlaib wasn’t even there, is anyone’s guess).
Some of the funniest shit you will see all night. pic.twitter.com/WO7KoIcZUt— YoooDatElefent (@Elefentis) February 5, 2021
Interestingly, neither congresswoman has spoken out on the traumatic experiences of the thousands of ordinary citizens who, with little to no protection from trained law enforcement, saw their businesses destroyed, their cars busted and torched, and even their own teeth caved in by left-wing rioters who’ve devastated entire cities and towns for “social justice” over the last year – citizens who will be months or even years rebuilding what they lost to the very protesters to whom AOC and Tlaib repeatedly lent their voices and their support.