Ayanna Pressley said she felt a “deep and ancestral” terror at the hands of “white supremacist mobs” during last month’s riot at the Capitol.
Representative Ayanna Pressley says she felt a “deep and ancestral” terror at the hands of “white supremacist mobs” during last month’s riot at the Capitol.
Pressley (D-MA), a member of the far-left ‘Squad’ of progressive House Democrats, made the comments during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper.
On #CNNSOTU, Rep. @AyannaPressley tells CNN’s @jaketapper that as a Black woman, her terrifying experience during the Capitol attack felt “familiar in a deep and ancestral way.” https://t.co/2d7BSAQS9A
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) February 7, 2021
“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,” she said.
The Democrat lawmaker went on to suggest the riots were carried out at the hands of white supremacists, something she claims African-Americans have had to “clean up after” for generations. – READ MORE
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