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AOC sharply rejects Ted Cruz's support: 'You almost had me murdered 3 weeks ago'

"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," the young Democrat tweeted.

AOC sharply rejects Ted Cruz's support: 'You almost had me murdered 3 weeks ago'
Cover Image Source: Getty Images/ (L)Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at Capitol Hill on January 29, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) (R)Sen. Ted Cruz on October 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Nash-Pool)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Thursday said a big fat "nope" to Sen. Ted Cruz's strange show of support for her criticism of the trading app Robinhood. The Texas Republican had agreed with a tweet in which AOC called for transparency into Robinhood, which decided earlier in the day to block users from buying shares of some companies whose stock prices shot up after day traders on Reddit started buying shares and options en masse. In what I'd like to think of as the political equivalent of a "boy bye," AOC called out the Texas Republican's attempt to piggyback her tweet to gain himself some much-needed popularity points.

 



 

 

"This is unacceptable. We now need to know more about Robinhood's decision to block retail investors from purchasing stock while hedge funds are freely able to trade the stock as they see fit. As a member of the Financial Services Cmte, I'd support a hearing if necessary," AOC originally tweeted, which garnered widespread support online. Quote-tweeting her message, Cruz simply wrote: "Fully agree." The 31-year-old Democrat immediately shot him down, reminding him of the part he played in inciting the violent pro-Trump mob at the Capitol not so long ago.

 



 

 

"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. In the meantime if you want to help, you can resign," she tweeted. "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. 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 [and] custodial workers to your own fellow members of Congress. In the meantime, you can get off my timeline [and] stop clout-chasing. Thanks. Happy to work with other GOP on this," she added. According to HuffPost, Cruz acknowledged the sick burn AOC landed on him with a rather lame response while talking to reporters on Thursday afternoon. "You know, there's a lot of partisan anger and rage on the Democratic side," he said. "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."

 



 

 

While Cruz probably imagined he'd already received the worst of it from AOC, the young representative made sure that the final word would be hers. "Oh, there’s anger? Now why would there be anger that Cruz amplified known lies about our election that fueled an insurrection that cost ppl’s lives? What does he think the logical response to his lies should be? A hug? Maybe there’s anger bc his actions deserve accountability," AOC tweeted after a reporter tweeted Cruz's comments.

 



 

 

"'We need healing + unity, but I will not take any responsibility for my actions, nor will I acknowledge the contributions my lies made to the violence or the harm that it caused, nor do I believe anyone should be held accountable. But if you're mad at that you're divisive.' - GOP," she added. This isn't the first time this month Cruz has been on the receiving end of AOC's wrath. The two got into a Twitter spat following the violence on Capitol Hill on January 6 when Cruz attempted to wash his hands of the siege. It ended with the "Squad" member calling out the Republican for fundraising off the riot and airing all the receipts on Twitter.

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