On Thursday (January 28) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of “trying to get me killed” during the siege on the US Capitol on January 6.
After the Texas Senator supported her call for an investigation into the Robinhood app’s involvement with the ensuing chaos in the stock market, AOC said Cruz should resign from the Senate.
“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,” the congresswoman tweeted.
“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 that Cruz hasn’t “even apologized for the serious physical + mental harm you contributed to from Capitol Police & custodial workers to your own fellow members of Congress. In the meantime, you can get off my timeline & stop clout-chasing. Thanks.”
AOC’s comments were sparked after the Robinhood trading app prohibited trades on GameStop and other stocks for some investors, but continued to allow Wall Street traders to do so. The move has created a real debacle has been the source of a lot of memes, but also serious conversations about the stock market and who gets to control it.
Cruz described AOC’s tweets as “partisan anger,” stating that it’s “not healthy for our country.”
AOC responded, “What does he think the logical response to his lies should be? A hug? Maybe there’s anger bc his actions deserve accountability,” she wrote on Twitter.
Cruz is among those being blamed for inciting violence that lead to the deadly violence by supporters of Donald Trump.
Cruz had objected to the certification of Arizona’s election results from November, even though there was no evidence to support voter fraud claims.
In the wake of the attack and the Department of Homeland Security’s warning of domestic terrorism, AOC told CNN’s Chris Cuomo that there are numerous lawmakers who “still don’t yet feel safe around other members of Congress.”
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