Rep. Chip Roy calls on AOC to apologize for tweeting Cruz ‘virtually had me murdered’


A Texas congressman is demanding Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez apologize for her declare that Sen. Ted Cruz “virtually had me murdered” in the course of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, wrote to Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi Thursday asking her to make the New York Democrat retract her “scurrilous cost” towards Cruz, R-Texas.

“[S]he accused Senator Ted Cruz, in essence, of tried homicide,” Roy wrote within the letter to Pelosi, D-Calif.

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“…[I]t is totally unacceptable habits for a Member of Congress to make this type of scurrilous cost towards one other member within the Home or Senate for merely partaking in speech and debate relating to electors as they interpreted the Structure,” Roy wrote. 

UNITED STATES – APRIL 2: Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, left, listens in the course of the Home Oversight and Reform Committee markup of a decision authorizing issuance of subpoenas associated to safety clearances and the 2020 Census on Tuesday, April 2m 2019. (Picture By Invoice Clark/CQ Roll Name)
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Spokespeople for Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ requests for remark. 

Ocasio-Cortez, nevertheless, did retweet a message from her colleague Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., who mentioned the Squad member does not owe anybody an apology. 

“Members of your social gathering incited a riot that killed police and introduced violence to Congress,” Connolly tweeted to Roy. “The loss of life threats proceed nonetheless. She’s not the one who owes her colleagues an apology right here.”

The general public dustup between Ocasio-Cortez and Cruz occurred on Twitter this week when each have been talking out towards the transfer by the retail buying and selling platform Robinhood to limit clients from buying and selling shares of GameStop. Cruz mentioned he “totally” agreed with Ocasio-Cortez’s place {that a} congressional listening to could also be vital.

However Ocasio-Cortez responded by blasting Cruz for his very public function in main the hassle within the Senate to object to President Biden’s electoral school victory on Jan. 6 in Congress, which was the backdrop for the mob of pro-Trump supporters storming the Capitol.

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“I’m glad to work with Republicans on this concern the place there’s frequent floor, however you virtually had me murdered 3 weeks in the past so you possibly can sit this one out,” Ocasio-Cortez mentioned. “Glad to work w/ virtually every other GOP that aren’t making an attempt to get me killed. Within the meantime if you wish to assist, you possibly can resign.”

Cruz led the problem to Arizona’s Electoral Faculty votes on Jan. 6 in a transfer that gave oxygen to former President Trump’s false claims that he’d gained the presidential election and Congress might overturn the outcomes.

“You already know, there’s plenty of partisan anger and rage on the Democratic facet, proper? And it isn’t wholesome,” Cruz mentioned in response to the tweet. “For our nation, it is actually not conducive of therapeutic or unity. However everybody has to determine how they need to work together with others.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that Congress is "looking into" media literacy initiatives to help "rein in" the press to combat misinformation in the wake of the deadly breach of the U.S. Capitol. (Photographer: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mentioned that Congress is “wanting into” media literacy initiatives to assist “rein in” the press to fight misinformation within the wake of the lethal breach of the U.S. Capitol. (Photographer: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Name/Bloomberg by way of Getty Photos)
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The assault on the Capitol on Jan. 6 left 5 folks lifeless, together with a police officer who was preventing off the attackers. The rioters broke into the Capitol, interrupted the certification of Biden’s electoral win and compelled members of the Home and Senate to take shelter.

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Roy, who used to work for Cruz within the Senate, disagreed with the electoral school objections led by his former boss and mentioned Trump “deserves common condemnation for what was clearly, in my view, impeachable conduct.” However he mentioned Ocasio-Cortez’s accusations went too far.

“I ask you to name on her to instantly apologize and retract her feedback,” Roy wrote to Pelosi. “If Consultant Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t apologize instantly, we will probably be pressured to seek out various means to sentence this regrettable assertion.”

Fox Information’ Tyler Olson contributed to this report. 

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