After Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) offered to join Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s investigation into trading app Robinhood this week, the New York Democrat lashed out at him for endangering her life in the Capitol riots of January 6th.
“We now need to know more about @RobinhoodApp’s decision to block retail investors from purchasing stock while hedge funds are freely able to trade the stock as they see fit,” tweeted AOC. “As a member of the Financial Services Cmte, I’d support a hearing if necessary.”
Cruz immediately jumped in, saying, “Fully agree.”
But instead of accepting Cruz’s bipartisan help (or, as she could have done, simply ignoring his reply), AOC used it as an opportunity to indulge her most insane theories.
“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,” Ocasio-Cortez replied. “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.”
In a follow-up tweet, she continued: “While you conveniently talk about ‘moving on,’ a second Capitol police officer lost their life yesterday in the still-raging aftermath of the attacks you had a role in. This isn’t a joke. We need accountability, and that includes a new Senator from Texas. You haven’t even apologized for the serious physical + mental harm you contributed to from Capitol Police & custodial workers to your own fellow members of Congress. In the meantime, you can get off my timeline & stop clout-chasing. Thanks. Happy to work with other GOP on this.”
Instead of getting into the weeds with this nonsense, Cruz sent out a simple statement.
“There’s a lot of partisan anger and rage among Democrats, and it’s not healthy for our country and it’s certainly not conducive to healing or unity,” he said. “But everyone has to decide how they want to interact with others.”
The fact is that there is no evidence or argument to be made that Cruz had anything at all to do with AOC’s brush with death – however real or imagined that brush might have been. The Texas Republican has fully condemned the Capitol rioters, and he said nothing that could be construed as “incitement” ahead of time. Ocasio-Cortez damn well knows this.
Alas, she also knows the kinds of things to say that get her Twitter followers riled up and ready to donate.