AOC ‘won’t apologize’ for Ted Cruz ‘had me murdered’ tweet

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez advised The Put up on Monday that she’s not going to apologize to Sen. Ted Cruz for accusing him of almost having her “murdered” throughout the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

The New York Democrat, who represents elements of the Bronx and Queens, stated at a press convention that she sticks by her phrases.

“That’s not the quote and I cannot apologize for what I stated,” Ocasio-Cortez, also called AOC, stated on the Queens occasion.

Ocasio-Cortez swatted away a current olive department from Cruz (R-Texas), who stated that he shared the 31-year-old socialist’s concern concerning the Robinhood stock-trading platform proscribing a grassroots marketing campaign to purchase GameStop inventory.


She replied to Cruz on Twitter: “I’m glad to work with Republicans on this difficulty the place there’s frequent floor, however you nearly had me murdered 3 weeks in the past so you possibly can sit this one out. Pleased to work w/ nearly every other GOP that aren’t attempting to get me killed. Within the meantime if you wish to assist, you possibly can resign.”

Cruz objected to certification of Arizona electors for President Biden shortly earlier than a mob of then-President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol and disrupted certification of Biden’s victory.

Home Republicans led by Texas Rep. Chip Roy are asking Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to power Ocasio-Cortez to apologize to Cruz.

Cruz’s objection was premised partially on an argument that federal courts wrongfully prolonged Arizona’s voter registration deadline, casting into doubt on the validity of Biden’s win by about 10,000 votes. He additionally argued for a nationwide fee to assessment voter fraud allegations.

Cruz’s objection was resoundingly defeated when Congress reconvened hours after the chaos. The Senate voted 93-6 to just accept Biden’s electors from Arizona and the Home voted 303-121.


A subsequent objection to Pennsylvania electors for Biden, lodged by Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) additionally was defeated. That objection was primarily based partially on state courtroom rulings that allowed mail-in ballots to rely in the event that they arrived three days after the Nov. 3 election.

Ocasio-Cortez vividly described her concern throughout the Capitol break-in. Final week, she stated throughout an Instagram video broadcast {that a} police officer banged on her workplace door, making her concern that rioters had entered her congressional workplace constructing. Following her disclosure, AOC was dubbed “Alexandria Ocasio-Smollett” as particulars emerged that she exaggerated the extent of her “trauma” from the occasion, on condition that she was not on the web site of the siege, however in an workplace constructing close by.

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