The Congresswoman of the GOP, who claimed that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had exaggerated her allegations about the Capitol Hill riot, said Thursday that the Bronx representative had “watered down everyone’s trauma” by telling her version of the events.
Rep. Nancy Mace told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that during those tense days she suffered a personal trauma and even sent her kids home after receiving a death threat before the uprise.
“A Republican threatened to shoot me on social media,” Mace said. “I’m a single working mom of two kids. I sent my kids home early because I was worried.”
Mace said it was not true that rioters were shouting in the hallway where she and Ocasio-Cortez share an office.
“We have to separate fact from fiction,” Mace said, claiming that they were being protected by the Capitol police. She also added that, “This was a traumatic experience and I’m not gonna discount that for anyone that lived through that day.”
But Mace clearly stated that after AOC mentioned the noise of noisy hearing outside her workplace, there was “no violent mob in the lobbying.”
“When you exaggerate it, or are dishonest about how you represent what happened, it waters down everyone else’s trauma,” Mace added.
Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) described her experience of this week’s Instagram Live stream meeting.
After the video was aired, Mace (R-SC) tweeted, “My office is 2 doors down. Insurrectionists have never stormed our hallway.”
Ocasio-Cortez said that the Capitol Police officer barked into her office without identifying himself, which made her fear for her life.
Mace claimed that the statement was disparaging the law enforcement authorities.