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Impeach: US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tweets After Capitol Hill Attack

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US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to assure her supporters that she was “okay” following an attack on Capitol Hill by pro-Trump supporters on Wednesday. A mob of hundreds of people stormed into the US Capitol building, attempting to break onto the Senate floor to intervene in the ongoing counting of electoral votes which would confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory.  A war veteran names Ashli Babbit was reportedly shot dead in the ensuing mayhem. You can read about it here.

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Following the attack, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that she was “barricaded in for several hours” due to the siege. She added that the focus however should be on the need “to preserve the integrity of our democracy, hold accountable those responsible for their attempts to subvert our nation’s elections and shred our Constitution apart.” In another Tweet, she simply wrote the word “Impeach” calling for outgoing president Donald Trump’s Impeachment.

Ocasio-Cortez also retweeted a post by Congresswoman Cori Bush in which she demanded that “Republicans members of Congress who have incited this domestic terror attack through their attempts to overturn the election must face consequence.” Bush further added that she will be introducing a resolution calling for their expulsion.

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In November 2020, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won a second term in the US House. She was elected as a New York representative in Congress, defeating Republican John C. Cummings and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera of the Serve America Movement party. The 31-year-old politician made history back in 2018 when she became the youngest woman to be elected to Congress in US history.

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Talking about her political future, in an interview with Vanity Fair Ocasio-Cortez said, “I don’t know if I’m really going to be staying in the House forever, or if I do stay in the House, what that would look like.” She also said that she believes in being “effective” at the job and assured that she doesn’t see herself really “staying where I’m at for the rest of my life.”

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