I didn't think that I was just going to be killed. I thought other things were going to happen to me as well. — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
I didn't think that I was just going to be killed. I thought other things were going to happen to me as well. — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
'I didn't think that I was just going to be killed': Ocasio-Cortez on her fears on January 6
"I didn't think that I was just going to be killed," Ocasio-Cortez told CNN's Dana Bash in "Being...AOC," the first episode of the new CNN series "Being..." that airs Monday night at 9 p.m. ET. "I thought other things were going to happen to me as well."

Asked if that belief was driven in part by her experience as a survivor of sexual assault, Ocasio-Cortez said past traumas weighed on her mind as she hid.

"Survivors have a very strong set of skills. And the skills that are required as a survivor, the tools that you build for resilience, they come back in right away," Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview in her district in June. "And for me, I felt like those skills were coming right back so that I could survive."

She also traced the feeling back to what she described as the "misogyny and the racism" that "animated" the "attack on the Capitol."

"White supremacy and patriarchy are very linked in a lot of ways," Ocasio-Cortez said. "There's a lot of sexualizing of that violence."
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