VIDEO: Rep. Nancy Mace on calling out Ocasio-Cortez’s Capitol Riot story with sexual assualt experience
Recently Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that she had experienced a sexual assault during the Capitol riot and a week later another Rep. argued the statement.
South Carolina Republican Rep. Nancy Mace said she doubted that anything in this story was true. Then she said she thinks it is important the truth is heard and more. She shared her thoughts in the interview to Daily Caller News Foundation's Samantha Renck.
“I guess earlier this week on Wednesday I saw a news report that was describing Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’s experience,” Mace said “when I read it, I knew immediately that some of the information presented was inaccurate.”
“One of the things that Newsweek had intimated and said was that rioters were basically here [in the Cannon Building], like there was that imminent danger when you read the article,” she said. “That just wasn’t the case.”
Mace also slammed the way the social media handled Ocasio-Cortez’s words and especially accused her tweets that minimalize other people’s experience of sexual attacks.
“We should never ever, you know, accuse someone whose been a victim of trauma of exaggerating events, but when facts are literally made up, it’s our duty to tell the truth,” Mace said.