Right-wing media melt down over Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Instagram Live about the Capitol insurrection | Media Matters for America

A Fox News screenshot from the show "The Faulkner Focus" showing NY Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) speaking on Instagram Live. The comments section to the right is blurred. Chyron reads "Ocasio-Cortez: Critics Using 'Tactics Of Abusers'"

In a February 1 Instagram Live video, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) detailed her experience during the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. In the process of telling her story, Ocasio-Cortez also revealed that she is a survivor of sexual assault. Right-wing media voices took the opportunity to ridicule her, joke about surviving sexual assault, and attempt to discredit her as a partisan liar, among other dismissive responses.

Right-wing media melt down over Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Instagram Live about the Capitol insurrection | Media Matters for America

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