Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she feared for her life during last week's siege on the U.S. Capitol.
However, she did not go into details of what happened, citing security concerns.
The Squad member's comments came during an Instagram live stream to her 8.3 million followers about the Capitol Hill riots and the effort to impeach President Trump. They broke into the U.S. Senate chamber and reached the doors of the U.S. House of Representatives - delaying the certification for hours as lawmakers were evacuated from both chambers and taken to an undisclosed location by armed guards.
"Many of us merely and narrowly escaped death", she said.
"There's absolutely a commission that's being discussed but it seems to be more investigating in style rather than truth and reconciliation", Ocasio-Cortez said, adding that "several members of Congress in some of my discussions have brought up media literacy because that is part of what happened here".
"I myself did not even feel safe going to that extraction point, because there were QAnon and white supremacist sympathizers and frankly white supremacist members of Congress in that extraction point, who I know, and who I had felt would disclose my location and allow me to, who would create opportunities to allow me to be hurt, kidnapped, etc".
The New York congresswoman's post followed a number of other testimonials from Democratic lawmakers who have said their Republican colleagues' behavior put them in jeopardy.
In an Instagram livestream on Tuesday night, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez expressed a desire to "rein in" media to prevent the spread of disinformation.
Pressley also chastised lawmakers who refused to wear a mask after three Democrats, including a cancer survivor, tested positive for Covid-19. Congress' attending physician told House members Sunday that they may have been exposed to someone with the virus while in lockdown during the riot.
Ocasio-Cortez called Trump officials "cowards who couldn't even stand up in the memory of these officers that they pretend to care about".
AOC was not present in the Capitol on Tuesday, when when the House voted to ask Vice-President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th amendment.
As the House gears up to vote on an article of impeachment Wednesday, she said, "while it's a little late for some Republicans to try to scramble together a reputation ... if there's anyone in that party left who is willing to not only act out of selfish interests, maybe you should vote to impeach him". He also denied any responsibility for his supporters' violent invasion of the Capitol.
"Those five people's blood is on your hands", Ocasio-Cortez continued.