WATCH: Katie Porter recalls the harrowing details of sheltering AOC during Trump's insurrection

Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) recalled sheltering Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) during the fatal January 6th insurrection during a Monday evening appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.

Porter's interview came after Ocasio-Cortez revealed that is where she hid during an Instagram Live appearance.

As Ocasio-Cortez was searching for a place to hide, and Porter tried to calm her nerves.

"I was saying, 'Don't worry, I'm a mom, I'm calm. I've got everything here we need, we can live with in this office for a month.' She said, I hope I get to be a mom, I hope I don't die today,'" Porter recalled.

"The second thing is she was wearing heels and I remember her saying to me -- I was wearing flats -- I remember her saying to me, 'I knew I shouldn't have worn heels, how am I going to run?' And we went and we found her a pair of sneakers to wear from one of my staffers so that she could run if she needed to literally run for her life," Porter said.


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