Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday night said she was a survivor of sexual assault.
She said the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6 had compounded her trauma.
She accused the GOP of using "the tactics of abusers" by advising her to "move on.".
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday said for the first time publicly that she had been sexually assaulted, and she compared Republicans to abusers for urging the US to move on from the January 6 insurrection.
These are the tactics of abusers," the congresswoman said, seeming close to tears, to about 100,000 viewers on Instagram Live.
"I'm a survivor of sexual assault, and I haven't told many people that in my life," she continued, adding that the Capitol insurrection had compounded her trauma.
"But when we go through trauma, trauma compounds on each other," she said. »