Democrat Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is finished being the favored child of Congress.
Her recent tweet implicitly accusing Sen. Ted Cruz of murder has crossed a line. Now many in Congress are calling for AOC to act like a grown up and apologize.
After Cruz tweeted approval of AOC’s call for investigation in Robinhood’s involvement in possible Wall Street manipulation, AOC response was stunningly inappropriate:
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,” said AOC. “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.”
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. https://t.co/4mVREbaqqm
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 28, 2021
These are not the words of a party trying to bring healing. And now she’s paying the price.
Rep Chip Roy made motion on the House floor calling her out:
It has come to our attention that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sent out a tweet in which she accused Sen. 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. It is our sincere hope that we all stop this heightened rhetoric and move forward to actually do the work the American people sent us here to do.
No answer yet if Nancy Pelosi will act or if she will tolerate such language since it is her own party.
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