From what I could see of the Capital defenders with their guns drawn and barricaded inside I do believe it's entirely possible that all the lawmakers were concerned for their lives. The rhetoric which brought them there was spoken by the GOP reps at the rally and had been ongoing for months if not longer. By that point they'd already heard the gunshot and the sound of radicalized rioters growing closer. I don't understand why AOC's comment has become another point of division. It's like people can't face the fact that to move forward, we have to move together, not further apart.