Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib broke down in tears on the House Floor as she discussed her experience watching the riot unfold at the Capitol on January 6 when Trump supporters breached the building and the day ended with multiple lives lost.


Tlaib wasn't there that day, but she channeled the energy from the riots and compared it to the death threats she received, dating back to her first day as a Congresswoman in 2018. According to Business Insider, one threat was so serious that the FBI paid the man a visit.

"I didn't even get sworn in yet, and someone wanted me dead for just existing," Tlaib said.

She went on to say the threats to her life continued to come and became "uglier" and "more violent." One, she said, celebrated the New Zealand massacre, in which a man killed 51 worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch.

Another mentioned her son directly by name, she said.

"Each one paralyzed me each time," Tlaib said as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez moved to comfort her. "So what happened on January 6th, all I could do was thank Allah that I wasn't here."

Tlaib had fellow Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at her side to console her while Tlaib cried on the House Floor.

Ocasio-Cortez had her own meltdown on an Instagram Live video, one which Fox News host Tucker Carlson was mocking her for.