"Any member of Congress who helped plot a terrorist attack on our nation's Capital must be expelled," Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., announced on Twitter Sunday night while retweeting a link for the publication's article, according to Newsweek.
Rolling Stone's report, published Sunday night and citing two anonymous sources, announced that some members of Congress were involved in the planning of former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn his loss in the November election and in the demonstrations on Jan. 6 that ended up turning violent outside and inside the Capitol.
Rolling Stone cited two anonymous sources, both involved in planning pro-Trump "Stop the Steal" rallies after the 2020 election, including the rallies on Jan. 6, stated they had communicated with Republican Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia; Paul Gosar, Arizona; Lauren Boebert, Colorado; Madison Cawthorn, North Carolina; Andy Biggs, Arizona; and Louie Gohmert, of Texas.
The sources claimed that Gosar had further encouraged them to plan demonstrations and offered a "blanket pardon" for an unrelated investigation.
Greene's office was the only one to respond to Rolling Stone's requests for comment, declaring that involvement in the events of Jan. 6 only involved her plans to protest to certify Biden's win during House floor proceedings.
Nick Dyer, Greene's communications director, told the publication that "she objected just like Democrats who had objected to Republican presidential victories over the years, just like in 2017, when Jim McGovern, Jamie Raskin, Pramila Jayapal, Barbara Lee, Sheila Jackson Lee, Raul Grijalva, and Maxine Waters tried to prevent President Trump's election win from being certified."
Rolling Stone reports that both of its sources have started communicating with the House special committee investigating the Jan. 6 events and confirmed that a third person involved in the Jan. 6 rally has been in contact with the committee.
The magazine's sources insisted they had interacted with members of the Trump team, including administration officials who they named as taking part in "dozens" of planning meetings before Jan. 6.
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the House committee chairman investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, further said Sunday there was "no question" that it was a deliberate attack.
"Clearly, the direction of the committee is to look at that premeditation to make sure that we identified, but the worst kept secret in America is that Donald Trump invited individuals to come to Washington on Jan. 6," the House Democrat said.