Some lawmakers say they don’t feel safe because of the behavior of their colleagues during the siege on Capitol Hill.


Ms Pressley echoed Ms Ocasio-Cortez, write on twitter that she did not feel safe taking shelter with certain legislators.

“The second I realized that our ‘safe room’ of the violent white supremacist mob included traitorous, white supremacist, anti-mask members of Congress who were inciting the crowd in the first place, I walked out,” he said. Mrs Pressley said.

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez and Ms. Pressley are both members of “The Squad”, a group of four progressive congressional women of color. They have been verbally attacked by the Conservatives and the President for their policies.

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Rep. Lauren Boebert, Republican of Colorado, drew criticism from Democrats for tweet about the location of President Nancy Pelosi during the attack, despite reports that lawmakers had been instructed by security officials not to reveal their whereabouts. Ms. Boebert subsequently dismissed the gravity of his actions.

“They accuse me of having tweeted live about the presence of the speaker after she was safely kicked out of the Capitol, as if I was revealing a big secret, when in fact this deletion was also being broadcast to television, ”Ms. Boebert said in a statement. Monday.

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In the week leading up to the Capitol siege, Ms Boebert, an ardent gun rights activist, posted an announcement stating that she would take her Glock with her on the streets of Washington, including on her way to work. . On her way to the House chamber for the impeachment vote on Wednesday, Ms Boebert caused a spectacle by pushing her way through metal detectors, which were installed as part of heightened security measures after the attack , and ignoring the police who asked him to stop. .

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Ms Boebert and other freshman Republicans, such as Georgia’s Marjorie Taylor Greene and North Carolina’s Madison Cawthorn, have questioned or outright flouted guidelines designed to protect lawmakers from violence, intruders or the coronavirus.

“I didn’t know if I was going to make it to the end of this day alive,” Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said during her livestream. “Not just in a general sense, but also in a very, very specific sense.”

Luke broadwater contribution to reports.


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