Joining Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), 13 GOP lawmakers have signed a letter demanding Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) apologize to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) after she accused him of attempted murder on Twitter last week.
“It has come to our attention that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sent out a tweet in which she accused Senator Cruz, in essence, of attempted murder. We believe this 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,” the Monday letter says.
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“We ask you to call on her to immediately apologize and retract her comments,” the letter finished.
The joint letter follows Roy’s own letter, sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, calling for Ocasio-Cortez’s apology for her extreme and baseless allegations.
The letter was signed by Reps. Lauren Boebert of Colorado; Ted Budd and Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina; Michael Burgess, Pat Fallon, Ronny Jackson, Pete Sessions, and Randy Weber of Texas; Jeff Duncan of South Carolina; Yvette Harrell of New Mexico, Jody Hice of Georgia; Doug Lamalfa of California; and Barry Moore of Alabama.
Ocasio-Cortez did not immediately return a request for comment.
After investing app Robinhood throttled the buying of Gamestop and other booming stock last week and seemingly covering for bleeding hegde funds, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) took to Twitter to voice her disdain with the app, stating “We now need to know more about @RobinhoodApp’s decision to block retail investors from purchasing stock while hedge funds are freely able to trade the stock as they see fit.”
For a brief moment, a truce between both sides emerged when Cruz agreed with her on Twitter. However, it quickly collapsed after Ocasio-Cortez spatted back accusations of attempted murder and ordered him to resign, tweeting “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.”
In reference to the Capital riots on January 6th, Ocasio-Cortez, along with other headlining Democrats, place the responsibility on former President Trump and the larger GOP, impeaching Trump and preparing to hold a Senate trial to convict Trump of inciting an “insurrection.”
House Speaker Pelosi has similarly criticized Republicans who have refused to denounce President Trump, even if they condemned the violence that fell upon the Capital. Pelosi went as far as to compare the violence to the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11th, 2001.
“At least in 9/11, it was unifying, and there was no question that everyone was sympathetic to those who lost their loved ones, their families, and the rest, and that we would get to the bottom of it,” Pelosi stated in a Jan. 31 press statement.