Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she is a sexual assault survivor while recounting Capitol siege
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., revealed on Monday night that she is a sexual assault survivor while recounting her experiences during last month's insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
"I'm a survivor of sexual assault," Ocasio-Cortez said, her voice quivering with emotion. "And I haven't told many people that in my life. But when we go through trauma, trauma compounds on each other."
In a 90-minute video live-streamed on Instagram that has since garnered over 1 million views, the 31-year-old congresswoman recalled fearing for her life as she and others were forced...