Ocasio-Cortez rejects Ted Cruz support: ‘You almost had me murdered’

Ocasio-Cortez rejects Ted Cruz support 'You almost had me murdered'
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the campaign trail in June. Ted Cruz tweeted support for her stance on a Wall Street controversy. Source: Mike Segar/Reuters
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Daily US Times: The Democratic representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has rejected a message of support from Texas Senator Ted Cruz, adding that the senator “almost had me murdered three weeks ago”.

On Thursday, Cruz had endorsed Ocasio-Cortez’s call on Twitter for a congressional hearing about the decision by the online trading platform Robinhood to restrict trading in GameStop shares. But while welcoming the chance to work with GOP on the issue, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had harsh words for Cruz.

She tweeted: “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 w/ almost any other GOP that aren’t trying to get me killed. In the meantime if you want to help, you can resign,” she added.

Ocasio-Cortez is one of several prominent individuals to publicly cast blame on Ted Cruz for his role in fomenting the deadly violence on Capitol Hill on January 6.

Seven Democratic senators have filed a formal complaint, urging the Senate ethics committee to investigate the Texas Senators, along with the Missouri senator Josh Hawley, because of their efforts to block the certification of Joe Biden’s election.

Cruz and Hawley were prominent among 147 Republican representatives and senators to vote against certifying the election results, even after the Capitol attack.

Five people, including a Capitol police officer died in the unrest. At least one of the people charged in the attack had posted death threats against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez online.

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