GOP Lawmaker Calls on AOC To Apologize for Accusing Cruz of ‘Almost’ Having Her ‘Murdered’

Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) is calling for a stop to “heightened rhetoric” following an interaction between Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday evening, Roy demanded Ocasio-Cortez apologize to Cruz for suggesting he almost had her murdered.

“It has come to my attention that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sent out a tweet a few hours ago in which she accused Senator Ted Cruz, in essence, of attempted murder,” Roy wrote.

He continued,

“As a member of this body who disagreed with ‘objections’ to the electors and who has expressed publicly my concerns about the events leading to January 6th, it is completely unacceptable behavior for a Member of Congress to make this kind of scurrilous charge against another member in the House or Senate for simply engaging in speech and debate regarding electors as they interpreted the Constitution. I ask you to call on her to immediately apologize and retract her comments.”

“If Representative Ocasio-Cortez does not apologize immediately, we will be forced to find alternative means to condemn this regrettable statement,” Roy wrote.

“It is my sincere hope that we all stop this heightened rhetoric and move forward to actually do the work the American people sent us here to do.”

Cruz said he fully agreed with Ocasio-Cortez after she called it “unacceptable” for stock trading company Robinhood’s “decision to block retail investors from purchasing stock while hedge funds are freely able to trade the stock as they see fit.”

She expressed support for “a hearing if necessary.”

However, Ocasio-Cortez did not seem open to Cruz’s support, as she hit back, “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. Happy to work [with] almost any other GOP that aren’t trying to get me killed.”

She added, “In the meantime if you want to help, you can resign.”

In response to the Democratic lawmaker, Cruz told reporters, “You know, there’s a lot of partisan anger and rage on the Democratic side. It’s, it’s not healthy for our country, it’s certainly not conducive of healing or unity, but everyone has to decide how they want to interact with others.”

Ocasio-Cortez did not hold back in responding to Cruz’s remarks.

“Oh, there’s anger? Now why would there be anger that Cruz amplified known lies about our election that fueled an insurrection that cost [peoples’] lives? What does he think the logical response to his lies should be? A hug? Maybe there’s anger [because] his actions deserve accountability,” she tweeted.

Responses

  1. Now, I don’t have my handy-dandy parliamentarian rules book close by, but AOC said that in a tweet, not on the House floor. As far as I know, Roy can go jump in a lake, as far as the House rules go. If that wasn’t the case, then why weren’t the SAME kind of accusations made after President Who? tweeted all of HIS royal nonsense?

  2. Of course spineless Cruz has responsibility in the far right extremist attacks by not calling out far right white extremist violence. Just like Mango. They have both sold their souls to racist and violent groups. The guy can’t even stand up for his wife! Lol

  3. AOC is the kind of paranoid person who hires an assassin to eliminate her perceived enemies who in reality aren’t paying any attention to her.

    1. I believe nutty MTG posted a picture of her holding an assault rifle pointedly the squad. AOC has good reason to be alarmed. Anyone who believes lasers from space by Jews, started the fires in Cali. I had a run in with a crazy person and you never know what they capable of

  4. “In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday evening, Roy demanded Ocasio-Cortez apologize to Cruz for suggesting he almost had her murdered.” (article)

    Simply an observer’s opinion, but I am guessing Rep. Roy should not hold his breath while awaiting his “demand” to be met.

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