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AOC Made the Capitol Attack Personal

The Democratic Congresswoman’s Instagram video created emotional connections some would rather suppress

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at a House Financial Services Committee meeting December 02, 2020 (Pool, Getty)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) went live on Instagram to recount her experience of the January 6 attack on the Capitol building. In a 90-minute video, AOC described her rising sense of anxiety as protest turned into riot…




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Nicholas Grossman

Nicholas Grossman

Senior Editor at Arc Digital. Poli Sci prof (IR) at U. Illinois. Author of “Drones and Terrorism.” Politics, national security, and occasional nerdery.

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