Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticizes US Capitol police for not intervening in sexual harassment

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US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the Capitol Police for not protecting her when she was sexually harassed by a right-wing troll in front of an officer.
Ms. Ocasio-Cortez was walking up the steps to the US Capitol building with an aide when Alex Stein began booing her, saying she was his “favorite big-booty Latina.”
“I love you AOC, you are my favorite,” he yelled as he filmed the incident later posted online.

“She wants to kill babies, but she is still beautiful.

The Democratic Party representative in New York began approaching Stein, continuing to comment on her appearance.
But after her assistant seemed to hold her back, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez flashed an ironic peace sign into the camera instead.
“Look how sexy she looks in that dress,” Mr. Stein said as she left.
“Oooh, I like it, AOC. Hot, hot, hot like tamales.”
In a series of Instagram stories, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said it was “so crazy” that the entire incident took place in front of a Capitol police officer who did nothing to stop it.

“It was not about political views, protests or anything like that,” she said of Mr. Stein.

“He acted in a very blatantly sexually offensive way, on the steps of the Capitol, in front of an officer, and he wasn’t even asked to take a step back.
“This facility is not meant to protect people and it’s really difficult and it’s very sad that my only recourse is to just let you know.”
The 32-year-old said the fact officer seemed “cold-blooded” about what happened, stressing the need for a thorough investigation into whether Capitol police officers were involved in the January 6, 2021 attack on Congress.
“I really just can’t help but think about all this footage and evidence that we saw that day when all these Capitol cops were helping and sympathizing with the rebels,” she said.
“Everyone just decided it was politically difficult to deal with, so they just swept it under the carpet.
“As a result, we have no idea which officers are safe to be around.”
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