Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has sadly been targeted this week by angry Republicans over her emotional recount of the Capitol riots, resulting in the Twitter trend, #AOCLied, to start making moves.
But thankfully for AOC, her supporters decided to flood the hashtag with adorable photos of their pets. Read on to have a look...
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been making headlines this week following her emotional recount of her experience with the Capitol Hill riots...
And after admitting she is a sexual assault survivor who suffers from PTSD, so many people have been rallying behind her and thanking her for her honesty over such a personal subject.
But of course, numerous right-wing pundits have been causing a storm online...
And after they created the hashtag, #AOCLied, AOC's supporters decided to do something to combat the trend... and it's honestly the best thing!
Read on to check out the adorable new trend...
Now, AOC comes from surprisingly humble beginnings.
Born in the Bronx in 1989, she was brought up in a Puerto Rican family and went on to show off her political ambitions from a very young age.
This included taking part in her high school's National Hispanic Institute's Lorenzo de Zavala (LDZ) Youth Legislative Session and becoming the LDZ Secretary of State while studying at Boston University.
AOC has also worked extensively for years to try and put an end to the notorious Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers...
Abolish ICE. https://t.co/9uMtKmyEI1— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 27, 2019
Which is something that would, in the future, gain her a huge following and wave of support from Democrats.
After graduating with a double-major in international relations and economics, AOC moved back in with her mom in the Bronx following her father's tragic death...
And she would work multiple jobs, such as waitressing and cleaning, to help her mom fight foreclosure of their home.
In 2016, the young woman started working as an organizer for Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders and his presidential campaign...
And even though the campaign was unsuccessful, this didn't stop AOC.
Shortly afterward, she set off on a road-trip across America visiting places such as Flint, Michigan, and Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota to speak to people affected by the Flint water crisis and the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Taking office at age twenty-nine, AOC is the youngest woman ever to serve in the United States Congress...
And she was the youngest member of Congress until 2021 when Madison Cawthorn was sworn in.
Truly amazing, right?
AOC uses her social media platform to promote her views, which has gained her an impressive global following...
And she advocates a very progressive platform that includes Medicare for All, a federal jobs guarantee, the Green New Deal, and, of course, abolishing ICE.
So, all in all...
AOC is a woman who is striving to make a difference to our country, especially for women, immigrants, and disadvantaged people.
She is known to touch on her own personal experiences when it comes to promoting her views and proposed policies...
Which is exactly what she did this week when discussing the shocking riots that took place at the U.S Capitol building on January 6th.
Thousands of pro-Trump supporters charged into the sacred building and unleashed havoc in an attempt to get to the members of Congress who were authorizing President Biden's inauguration.
It was a terrifying ordeal for the members of Congress who were in the building that day...
And it was also a harrowing experience for those who weren't in office that day - the mere fact that thousands of people were threatening violence and destruction against them because of their political views is incomprehensible.
Well, AOC has decided to finally speak out over how she felt about the violent riots.
Taking to Instagram Live, she decided to dedicate over an hour to discuss "what happened at the Capitol."
She started by acknowledging the people who had this unnecessary violence inflicted upon them: "There were food service workers that were afraid for their lives, there were custodial workers that had to clean up after the wreckage of white supremacists and many of those workers were Black and brown and immigrant... they were having to clean up for white supremacists."
She then started to get visibly emotional.
"The reason I'm getting emotional is because these folks who tell us to move on, that it's not a big deal, that we should forget whats happened, or even telling us to apologize, these are the same tactics of abusers," she explained.
"And I'm a survivor of sexual assault and I haven't told many people that in my life."
"When we go through trauma, trauma compounds on each other."
"And so whether you had a neglectful parent or whether you had someone who was verbally abusive to you... whether you experienced any form of trauma in your life, small to large! These episodes can compound on one another... all of our experiences make us who we are," she then said.
She then described the moment when rioters made their way into the building where her office is located - which happens to be next door to the Capitol.
She explained how she was hiding behind an open bathroom door and through the hinges, rioters were heard shouting, "Where is she? Where is she?"
"This was the moment where I thought everything was over," AOC recalled. "And the weird thing about moments like these is that you loose all sense of time... it felt like my brain was able to have so many thoughts in that moment between these screams and these yells... I thought I was going to die."
Her emotional video triggered floods of praise from her supporters...
Her eyes show her reliving an incredibly traumatic moment.@AOC is so brave and strong, but no one should have to go through this.— Kristin Grady #BLM (@YesShesGotMoxie) February 2, 2021
And people were not only praising her for calling out those responsible for this violence, but they were also thanking her for her honesty about such a sensitive subject.
However, not everyone was agreeing with what she had to say about the violence caused by Republicans...
AOC wasn’t even in Capitol building during sensationalized ‘near death experience’ https://t.co/fHrIE0TpNr— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) February 4, 2021
And by Thursday, right-wing commentators and Republican politicians started claiming that her account of the day was fabricated or exaggerated.
There was another claim that Ocasio-Cortez had said that during the riots she heard a Capitol officer yell "This is MAGA country!" But as the Associated Press reported, this was completely false.
These angry claims resulted in the hashtag, #AOCLied, to start trending on Twitter...
But thankfully, AOC's army of loyal supporters decided to do something about it... and that was by blocking the trend with cute pictures of their pets.
Yep, you read that right!
AOC's supporters and fans have been sharing adorable pictures of their pets while using the hashtag so the claims made by the angry Republicans can no longer be seen... and we are absolutely living for it.
Now, this is the kind of content we want to see!
Scroll on for more on the political storm in our country...