GOP Lawmaker Demands Ocasio-Cortez Apologizes Over Claiming Ted Cruz Wanted To Murder Her

Washington, DC – January 10, 2020: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex, AOC (D-NY) giving an impromptu interview on the street near the Capitol.

( – Tensions remain high in the nation’s capital in the wake of the civil unrest that overtook the US Capitol Building on January 6, 2021. However, that doesn’t provide cover for abusive and unprofessional behavior on the part of legislators.

Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) demanded an apology from progressive firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) after she launched an unwarranted attack on Sen Ted Cruz (R-TX) “accusing him of, in essence, of attempted murder.” Cruz wrote House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) telling her Ocasio-Cortez’s behavior was unacceptable and asking for an immediate apology and retraction.

Ocasio-Cortez, otherwise known as AOC by friend and foe alike, posted a tweet suggesting Congress conduct hearings into the recent scandal trading app Robinhood’s restriction of amateur investors’ ability to trade shorted stock using its app.

Cruz tweeted back that he fully agreed with her, but said he could “sit this one out” since he had tried to “get her killed” on January 6 by objecting to the certification process.

So far, Roy’s demand appears to have been ignored by Pelosi and AOC. Putting principles before personality, Cruz told The Daily Wire there’s “a lot of partisan anger” among Democrats at the moment. Still, it’s up to individuals to decide how to conduct their affairs.

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