AOC Urges Supporters To Report Posts With The ‘Trending Hashtag’ Criticizing Her Account Of The Capitol Riot

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez alerted her supporters to report any post with a hashtag that criticizes her account of the Capitol Building riot.

The #AlexandriaOcasioSmollett hashtag campaign was started on Twitter following reports that she was not in the U.S. Capitol Building, but in her office at the nearby Cannon Office Building when a riot broke out on January 6th.

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The New York congresswoman sent out an email urging her readers to “force Twitter and Facebook to take action and enforce their own rules” by reporting any posts with “the trending hashtag” as well as any other posts “spreading the misleading information.”

She then asked that her supporters not retweet any of the hashtags because “we don’t want to spread them further.”

Jack Posobiec retrieved a copy of the email and posted it to Twitter. See Below

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s Email To Her Supporters 


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Twitter was rocked into a frenzy after Rep. Ocasio-Cortez posted a selfie-video of herself on Instagram describing a run-in she had with a police officer at her office on January 6th, which is not located inside the Capitol Building that was breached by rioters.

According Fox News, the New York congresswoman’s office is located in the Cannon building, which is on the Capitol complex, but is not in the Capitol itself.

In her video — that was posted days after she accused Senator Ted Cruz of attempted murder –Ocasio-Cortez recalled how she hid in a bathroom and “thought” she was “going to die.” She then described the moment when an officer bursted into her office, but his presence “didn’t feel right” and that he was looking at her “in all of this anger and hostility.” She went on to say that her staffer wondered if he would have to fight the officer.

Ocasio-Cortez’s recollection of her experience was picked up by news outlets, which then twisted the information as if rioters, not the police officer, were the ones entering her office. Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC), who has an office in the same hall as AOC, debunked such claims.

As reports of AOC’s whereabouts during the riots circulated, the hashtag #AlexandriaOcasioSmollett became one of the top trends on Twitter, where users of the social media platform likened her to disgraced actor Jussie Smollett.

But the comparison didn’t come without a reaction from Ocasio-Cortez, who posted the following response before sending out the email for her supporters to take action: