Extremist in Congress claims 'nearly 10' killed in Jan. 6 riot

Protesters confront police at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2020. (Video screenshot)

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, a New York Democrat, has made a reputation for herself as an extremist already.

She’s jumped into advocating for full-strength communism by stating billionaires “should not exist” and she’s warned Earth only has a few years left before climate catastrophes happen.

Abrogating the Constitution’s protection for religious freedom, she’s also accused Christians of weaponizing the Bible to support bigotry.

That came at a Democratic-led House Oversight Committee hearing where she likened Christians following the Bible’s sexual standards today to those individuals who advocated for slavery.

“It’s very difficult to sit here and listen to arguments in the long history of this country of using Scripture and weaponizing and using Scripture to justify bigotry,” she said. “White supremacists have done it. Those who justify slavery have done it. Those who fought against integration did it.”

See her remarks:

Now she’s on record on social media wildly claiming that the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol cost “almost 10” lives.

Actually, one woman, Ashli Babbitt, was shot and killed by a Capitol police officer who was given a pass for killing the unarmed woman.

One other person died of a drug overdose, but it was unlikely that rioters forced the drugs on that person. Three others died of natural causes.

One police officer died of natural causes, multiple strokes, a day after the riot, and in the following several months, four police officers in Washington, D.C., committed suicide, without evidence that their deaths had anything to do with the riot.

Nevertheless, the congresswoman blamed the events of that day for everything.

“Any member of Congress who helped plot a terrorist attack on our nation’s capitol must be expelled,” she wrote. “This was a terror attack. 138 injured, almost 10 dead.”

She was responding to allegations from identified individuals in a published report that some of those organizing the events that day conspired with the White House and members of Congress. There also have been concerns that federal agents were inside the Capitol, and may have acted as instigators, but Attorney General Merrick Garland decided to keep those details secret.

Cortez was corrected, and quickly, online, with a commenter who explained, “No members of Congress helped ‘plot a terrorist attack’. There was a rally/protest. It devolved into a riot at the Capitol. AOC was traumatized from somewhere other than the Capitol. These are just lies to distract from how badly they and Biden are failing America.”

It was officer Brian Sicknick who died of natural causes the day after the riot, and officers Kyle DeFreytag, Gunther Hashida, Howard Leibengood and Jeffery Smith all have died by suicide since the riot events.

Repeatedly, the reports on the suicides remained unclear if any of the deaths were in response to the riot.

Commentator Glenn Greenwald tried to set the record straight, describing Cortez as “deceitful.”

“Four people died on 1/6: all Trump supporters,” he wrote. “It’s possible to connect a couple of the later police suicides to 1/6 if one stretches enough but this need to exaggerate 1/6 speaks for itself.”

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