At the Capitol riot on Tuesday night, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said a “very close encounter” left her thinking she might die.
In a live Instagram video, Ocasio-Cortez revealed the incident without offering detailed information due to security concerns.
“I can tell you that I had a very close encounter, where I thought I was going to die,” the Queens-Bronx Democrat told viewers.
“I did not know if I was going to make it to the end of that day alive,” she said.
The Trump supporters’ siege of the Capitol left five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer and an Air Force vet.
Until returning to affirm the win of President-elect Joe Biden, lawmakers voting to certify the 2020 election results were forced to shelter for hours.
Another impeachment drive against President Trump has contributed to the Capitol attack.
A resolution was passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday night urging Vice President Mike Pence to strip Trump of his powers by invoking the 25th amendment.
On Wednesday morning, the House will vote on a single impeachment article accusing the president of inciting rioters at the Capitol.