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Nation ‘On the Precipice… of Fascism,’ Warns Ocasio-Cortez

By ANDREA GERMANOS Common Dreams

The GOP, said the Democratic congresswoman, “has only grown more supportive and defending of what happened” on Jan. 6, 2021.

Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warned Thursday night that the U.S. stands “on the precipice… of fascism” and that an attack on the Capitol like the one that occurred on Jan. 6, 2021 could happen again.

Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) comments in an Instagram Live video followed the first prime-time hearing held by the U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.

The first installment of the public hearing, she said, revealed “new information, shocking information” including that “Republican members of Congress were seeking pardons before the insurrection knowing what they were about to do.”

“There is such a concerted ring-wing operation to try to convince everybody that [the Jan. 6 riot and attack] didn’t happen, that it wasn’t a big deal,” Ocasio-Cortez said. But, she stressed, “This was an attempted coup of the United States of America.”

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