A prominent no-show at Wednesday’s Inauguration, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) says she skipped the festivities out of fear of her own colleagues in Congress.
Appearing on Cuomo Prime Time Thursday, the New York congresswoman explained that part of the reason that she opted to go to a union strike in the Bronx rather than the Inauguration was because she felt threatened by her congressional peers.
“I think we also had very real security concerns,” Ocasio-Cortez said. She added, “We still don’t yet feel safe around other members of congress.”
Host Chris Cuomo asked, “You really think colleagues of yours in Congress may do you dirty?”
“Yeah, well, one just tried to bring a gun on the floor of the House today,” Ocasio-Cortez