AOC: US Capitol Not ‘Designed to Protect Women and LGBT People’

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sounded-off against the US Capitol Police this week; claiming the current security situation is not “designed to protect women and LGBT people.”

“This is not a place that is designed to protect women,” she told reporters. “It’s not a place that’s designed to protect LGBT people, and I fear for all of the journalists here.”

Her comments came hours after a man verbally harassed the Democrat as she arrived at the complex.

“Last night a man outside the U.S. Capitol Building recorded a video of himself making crude comments to a Member of Congress. The comments, although inappropriate, are not criminal,” said a statement from Capitol Police. “In the video, the man never threatened or touched the Congresswoman. Out of an abundance of caution, our officers stopped the man and ran his information, which did not show any warrants.”

“They and many of these people were sassing our office back, asking us why we want this information,” AOC explained. “This is not about us having this information. This is about mitigating a threat. And, you know, we have to keep ourselves safe here because certain people will be safe, but not all of us are safe.”

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