Watch: AOC Says A Truth Commission Is In The Works To ‘Rein’ In The Media So They ‘Can’t Spew…
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed that Congress is “looking into” a way to “rein in” the media to stop misinformation.
During a long Instagram live stream where the congresswoman ramped up the rhetoric reported Congress is considering a “truth and reconciliation or media literacy initiatives” in an effort to help the country heal.
“I can say, there is absolutely a commission being discussed but it seems to be more investigatory, in style rather than truth and reconciliation, so I think that’s an interesting concept for us to explore, and I do think that several members of Congress, in some of my discussions, have brought up media literacy because that is a part of what happened here and we’re going to have to figure out how we rein in our media environment so that you can’t just spew disinformation and misinformation,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
AOC: “A lot of people have drank the poison of white supremacy and that’s what Donald Trump represents. Just is. And if at this point you haven’t recognized that and you don’t see it, maybe you have a lot of work to do.” pic.twitter.com/8I0gknCVib
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 13, 2021
“It’s one thing to have differentiating opinions but it’s another thing entirely to just say things that are false,” she continued. “So that’s something that we’re looking into.”
The congresswoman said that she had an encounter last week during the breach of the Capitol where she thought she was going to die but, gave no detailed account of what happened.
“I can tell you that I had a very close encounter where I thought I was going to die,” she said. “And you have all of those thoughts where, at the end of your life…all of these thoughts come rushing to you. And that’s what happened to a lot of us on Wednesday and I did not think – I did not know if I was going to make it to the end of that day alive.”
AOC is also demanding that Senator Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley resign claiming they are responsible for the unrest.