Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., admitted on video what Republicans have been saying for months about the alleged “insurrection” of the U.S. Capitol that occurred on Jan. 6, 2021: “people on the inside” of the building allegedly opened the doors to allow protesters to walk inside.
The “people” AOC refers to could only have been Capitol Police.
“I have no idea what happened to the people on the inside who were very clearly sympathetic with what was going on and opening the doors wide open for that,” Ocasio-Cortez stated in the video filmed in front of the U.S. Capitol building.
She continued, “And I’m supposed to sit here and pretend like none of that ever happened! And then right afterward…you just have this idea that throwing money at that problem is gonna make it go away without any accountability. And so, this is… where these things are breaking down. We’re not safe. And it’s not just about members of Congress not being safe. The food staff workers aren’t safe. The janitors aren’t safe. Like, we need to get to the bottom of this!”
Rumors and reports have long swirled that there were informants planted during the “riots” of Jan. 6 that may have deliberately caused the situation to escalate.
In January, Ray Epps was interviewed by the highly partisan Jan. 6 Committee investigating the events surrounding what happened at the U.S. Capitol. Epps was allegedly a hired FBI informant who stirred the crowd into action. In a video from Jan. 5 and 6, he is seen yelling to the crowd, “We need to go IN…to the Capitol!”
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is certainly no friend to conservatives or the GOP, but her questions about why Capitol Police opened the doors of the U.S. Capitol to let protesters inside the building echo the thoughts of many Americans who have seen videos of the action taking place.
According to a report from The Federalist in January 2021, just two days after the incident occurred, Capitol Police can be seen opening the doors for protesters and allowing them to enter.