The Democrats drama squad member Ayanna Pressley came up with a new one as she claims to have felt a ‘deep and ancestral’ terror while she was barricading herself in her office which was located over a 1/2 mile from last month’s Capitol riots.
The Massachusetts congresswoman spoke about her alleged fear in an interview on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday. Labeling the capital rioters as a mob of white supremacists.
‘As a black woman, to be barricaded in my office using office furniture and water bottles on the ground in the dark, that terror, those moments of terror, is familiar in a deep and ancestral way for me,’
The 46-year-old went on to say that she was haunted by images of black Capitol workers cleaning up after MAGA mob rioters stormed the building on January 6.
‘One of the images that I’m haunted by is the Black custodial staff cleaning up the mess left by that violent white supremacist mob.
That is a metaphor for America. We have been cleaning up after violent, white supremacist mobs for generations and it must end.’
It’s understandable that Pressley would be freaked out watching a black man working hard and earning a paycheck.
No, not for the idiocy she spewed, but because nothing scares a Democrat more than seeing an independent black man, working hard, earning a paycheck who doesn’t need, nor want Government handouts.
Asked if she still felt unsafe going to work at the Capitol, Pressley said that living with threats wasn’t new and, again, likened to attacks black Americans have faced in the past.
‘I feel safe. Living with threats and living with bigots, who are as vile in their rhetoric as they are in their policies… and the harm they seek to cause in the most marginalized communities – black Americans in particular, is not new,’
‘Again, this is familiar in an ancestral sort of way. So, it is not going to deter or obstruct me from doing my job on behalf of the American people.’
Pressley suggested that those who rioted at the Capitol were able to do so because the US has not addressed systemic issues such as racism and inequality.
‘As a country, we have been turning the page,’
‘If we really believe that this is a moment of reckoning in every way, then we must act accordingly.
‘And that means that Donald J. Trump must be held accountable because he is culpable for having incited this insurrection by perpetuating this big lie.
‘This House has twice done its job. He will forever be the twice-impeached president.
‘And now the Senate must honor their oath and impeach.’
She called on senators to convict him so he can be prevented from holding office again.
“One of the images that I’m haunted by is the black custodial staff cleaning up the mess left by that violent white supremacist mob. That is a metaphor for America,” Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley discusses the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol and impeachment #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/t9tHHtcGwv
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