Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic Representative from New York, has called for Congressmen who assisted far-right organizers in the January 6 Capitol attack to be expelled.
Ocaiso-Cortez’s call was prompted by a report by Rolling Stone This report found that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican from Georgia, aided the attackers in planning the attack.
According to two people who planned the attack, there were “dozens” of meetings between the eventual attackers and members of Congress before the attempted coup that led toThe deaths at least nine people. Greene, Representatives Paul Gosar(R-Arizona), Lauren Boebert(R-Colorado), Mo Brooks (“R-Alabama”) Madison Cawthorn (“R-North Carolina”), Andy Biggs (“R-Arizona”) and Louie Gohmert („R-Texas”) were the names of those who helped in the attack.
“Any member of Congress who helped plot a terrorist attack on our nation’s capitol must be expelled,” wrote Ocasio-Cortez. “This was a terror attack. 138 injured, almost 10 dead. Those responsible remain a danger to our democracy, our country, and human life in the vicinity of our Capitol and beyond.”
Rep. Cori Bush (D.Missouri), made a similar call and stressed that her resolutionIt was urgent to investigate and possibly expel members Congress who voted against the certification electoral results on January 6.
“My resolution to investigate and expel the Members of Congress who helped incite the deadly insurrection on our Capitol is just waiting for a vote. It’s inexcusable to wait any longer,” Bush wrote. “Pass H.Res 25.” The resolution, introduced shortly after the attack, attracted 54 cosponsors.
Ocasio-Cortez had previously Described After a close encounter in her office, she felt terrified that she would die. “It is not an exaggeration to say that many, many members of the House were nearly assassinated,” she said at the time, adding that members’ families were also present that day.
Ocasio Cortez said that she had already spoken out before the attack. Had to hideBecause she was afraid of protesters and fellow lawmakers around Washington, D.C., she called on Senators Josh Hawley (R. Missouri) and Ted Cruz, (R. Texas), who were key in supporting President Donald Trump’s completely false election narrative leading up to and after the election, to resign.
Previous evidence AllegationsAlthough some have also pointed out the involvement Congress members in aiding terrorists, this is the first instance of such a comprehensive list being provided by planners.
“I remember Marjorie Taylor Greene specifically,” one of the planners told Rolling Stone. “I remember talking to probably close to a dozen other members at one point or another or their staffs.” They went on to name other lawmakers, saying, “we would talk to Boebert’s team, Cawthorn’s team, Gosar’s team like back to back to back to back.”
The planners offer some details over what the members of Congress offered the attackers, including Gosar offering a “blanket pardon” in unrelated investigations to help incentivize them to plan the attack. “I was just going over the list of pardons and we just wanted to tell you guys how much we appreciate all the hard work you’ve been doing,” Gosar said, according to the source.
“Our impression was that it was a done deal,” one of the organizers said, “that he’d spoken to the president about it in the Oval … in a meeting about pardons and that our names came up. They were working on submitting the paperwork and getting members of the House Freedom Caucus to sign on as a show of support.”
The members of Congress then asked the attackers to prove that there was election fraud in the 2020 election.