Radical Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lost her mind on Republican Sen. Ted Cruz – claiming that he tried to have her “murdered” and that he was now agreeing with her on this major issue to “clout chase.”
Cruz responded to a tweet from Ocasio-Cortez where she had called out Robinhood for blocking “retail investors from purchasing stock while hedge funds are freely able to trade the stock as they see fit.”
Cruz simply responded that he “fully agree[d]” with what Ocasio-Cortez said.
“I am happy to work with Republicans on this issue where there’s common ground, but you almost had me murdered 3 weeks ago so you can sit this one out,” Ocasio-Cortez responded to Cruz. “Happy to work w/ almost any other GOP that aren’t trying to get me killed. In the meantime if you want to help, you can resign.”
Ocasio-Cortez somehow suggests that Cruz played a role in the riots that took place at the Capitol on Jan. 6 – where AOC was safely evacuated and not in danger of being “murdered” as she claims.
“While you conveniently talk about ‘moving on,’ a second Capitol police officer lost their life yesterday in the still-raging aftermath of the attacks you had a role in,” Ocasio-Cortez claimed. “This isn’t a joke. We need accountability, and that includes a new Senator from Texas.”
“You haven’t even apologized for the serious physical + mental harm you contributed to from Capitol Police & custodial workers to your own fellow members of Congress,” she continued. “In the meantime, you can get off my timeline & stop clout-chasing. Thanks. Happy to work with other GOP on this.”
Cruz, for his part, had already condemned the violence that broke out that day, saying: “We saw a terrorist attack on the United States Capitol, it was despicable, it was an assault. And every one of those violent criminals who attacked the Capitol, they should be fully prosecuted. And they should spend a long, long time in jail. It was really a sad day for the country to see violence overwhelming the grounds of the Capitol building.”
Sen. Cruz responded to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s unsubstantiated claims on Thursday by saying in a statement that members of the Democrat Party are filled with partisan rage that is damaging the country.
“There’s a lot of partisan anger and rage among Democrats, and it’s not healthy for our country and it’s certainly not conducive to healing or unity,” Cruz said in a statement. “But everyone has to decide how they want to interact with others.”
Cruz signed a written objection to certifying Arizona’s votes toward the beginning of the joint session to count electoral votes on Jan. 6, prompting a debate in both chambers. Then, rioters stormed the Capitol, and lawmakers evacuated.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that even Sen. Dianne Feinstein has defended the objections that Cruz and Sen. Josh Hawley made during the Electoral College certification:
“Feinstein, however, defended their right to object, calling Senate debate the “highest-level dialogue” in democracy.
“I think the Senate is a place of freedom,” Feinstein told reporters at the Capitol. “And people come here to speak their piece, and they do, and they provide a kind of leadership. In some cases, it’s positive, in some cases, maybe not. A lot of that depends on who’s looking and what party they are. But it’s an important place to have this kind of dialogue. It’s probably the highest-level dialogue that you get in an electoral body.””