13 GOP Home members demand AOC apologize to Ted Cruz for accusing him of ‘tried homicide’ — RT USA Information
Republican members of Congress have despatched a letter to Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California), demanding Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) apologize to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for claiming he tried to have her killed.
“It has come to our consideration that Consultant Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez despatched out a tweet during which she accused Senator Cruz, in essence, of tried homicide,” the letter, which was obtained and revealed by Washington Examiner on Monday, reads.
The lawmakers are referring to a latest tweet from Ocasio-Cortez during which she mentioned Cruz was among the many Republicans who “virtually had me murdered,” referencing the US Capitol riot on January 6, which she has mentioned she holds Republicans who had pushed voter fraud conspiracy theories partially answerable for.
Paradoxically, the tweet was in response to Cruz saying he agreed with Ocasio-Cortez about her assist of the person consumers motivated by the r/WallStreetBets subreddit to purchase into flailing corporations like GameStop, which closely influenced the market and damage hedge funds betting towards the corporate.
I’m completely satisfied to work with Republicans on this problem the place there’s frequent floor, however you virtually had me murdered three weeks in the past so you may sit this one out.Comfortable to work w/ virtually some other GOP that aren’t attempting to get me killed.Within the meantime if you wish to assist, you may resign. https://t.co/4mVREbaqqm
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 28, 2021
The 13 Republicans who signed the letter referred to as Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet “utterly unacceptable conduct from a member of Congress” they usually name on Pelosi to demand the younger Democrat apologize for and retract her assertion.
“It’s our honest hope that all of us cease this heightened rhetoric and transfer ahead to really do the work the American individuals despatched us right here to do,” they added.
The letter follows a separate one despatched to Pelosi from Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) who additionally demanded an apology from the New York congresswoman or else he would take “alternate means” to sentence her phrases.
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The most recent letter was signed by Reps. Randy Weber (Texas), Pat Fallon (Texas), Pete Periods (Texas), Michael Burgess (Texas), Ronny Jackson (Texas), Ted Budd (North Carolina), Madison Cawthorn (North Carolina), Lauren Boebert (Colorado), Jody Hice (Georgia), Doug LaMalfa (California), Barry Moore (Alabama), Yvette Herrell (New Mexico), and Jeff Duncan (South Carolina).
Ocasio-Cortez, in the meantime, has repeatedly referred to as for lawmakers like Cruz and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) to resign for what she claims is their function in inspiring the protesters behind the Capitol riot.
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