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AOC won’t apologize to Ted Cruz as she is questioned on tweet saying ‘you almost had me murdered’

AOC refuses to apologize to Ted Cruz again as she is questioned on tweet saying ‘you almost had me murdered’ amid growing feud with Republicans over MAGA riot

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez refused to apologize to Senator Ted Cruz on Monday for her tweet last month accusing him of ‘trying to get me killed’ 
  • ‘That’s not the quote,’ she said, even though it did appear the reporter quoted her correctly. ‘I will not apologize for what I said’ 
  • Ocasio-Cortez claims Cruz is partly to blame for the Capitol riots on January 6 – and sent an outlandish Twitter rant last month lashing out at the Texas senator
  • ‘I am happy to work with Republicans on this issue where there’s common ground, but you almost had me murdered 3 weeks ago,’ AOC tweeted 
  • She added at the time: ‘In the meantime if you want to help, you can resign’
  • The tweet from AOC came after Cruz said he agreed with her that a stock app restricting trading of Game Stop stock during it soaring needed an investigation
  • Texas Representative Chip Roy is leading a Republican effort in the House demanding House Speaker Nancy Pelosi compel Ocasio-Cortez to apologize 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez refused Monday to apologize for accusing Ted Cruz of ‘trying to get me killed’ in a tweet where she partly blamed him for the Capitol riot on January 6.

‘That’s not the quote,’ Ocasio-Cortez told the New York Post while attending a Queens event Monday afternoon where a reporter asked her if she would apologize for tweeting that Cruz tried to have her ‘murdered.’

She said she is standing by her words, adding: ‘I will not apologize for what I said.’

In the midst of the drama over Robinhood restricting trading of GameStop stock last month, Cruz appeared to reach out on Twitter and promote bipartisanship with the New York representative – who he has feuded with in public Twitter spats in the past.

‘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,’ Ocasio-Cortez, 31, said at the time when a private trading application restricting actions related to Game Stop. 

‘As a member of the Financial Services Cmte, I’d support a hearing if necessary.

Cruz, 50, responded with a quick: ‘Fully agree.’ – to which Ocasio-Cortez lashed out at the Texas Republican senator.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez refused to apologize to Senator Ted Cruz on Monday for her tweet last month: ‘I will not apologize for what I said’

Ocasio-Cortez claims Cruz is partly to blame for the Capitol riots on January 6 – and sent an outlandish Twitter rant last month claiming he 'tried to get me killed'

Ocasio-Cortez claims Cruz is partly to blame for the Capitol riots on January 6 – and sent an outlandish Twitter rant last month claiming he ‘tried to get me killed’

The tweet from AOC came after Cruz said he agreed with her that a stock app restricting trading of Game Stop stock during it soaring needed an investigation

The tweet from AOC came after Cruz said he agreed with her that a stock app restricting trading of Game Stop stock during it soaring needed an investigation

‘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,’ she started in a Twitter rant aimed at Cruz.

‘Happy to work w/ almost any other GOP that aren’t trying to get me killed,’ she continued, referencing the riots earlier in January. ‘In the meantime if you want to help, you can resign.’

The GOP is now asking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to force Ocasio-Cortez to apologize to Cruz.

‘[S]he accused Senator Ted Cruz, in essence, of attempted murder,’ Texas Representative Chip Roy, who is leading the call for an apology, wrote to Pelosi. ‘I ask you to call on her to immediately apologize and retract her comments. If Representative Ocasio-Cortez does not apologize immediately, we will be forced to find alternative means to condemn this regrettable statement.’

He continued: ‘As a member of this body who disagreed with ‘objections’ to the electors and who has expressed publicly my concerns about the events leading to January 6th, it 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.’

Democrats are moving forward on Tuesday with the Senate impeachment trial against Doanld Trump for ‘incitement of insurrection.’ They are accusing the former president of his rhetoric directly leading to the Capitol deadly riot on January 6.

AOC, along with other Democrats, blame their Republican colleagues for helping rile up Trump’s base.

They insist that those who push Trump’s rhetoric of a stolen election – and who voted in favor of overturning the Electoral College results after the Capitol storming – are also to blame.

‘This isn’t a joke. We need accountability, and that includes a new Senator from Texas,’ AOC said in her Twitter rant last month against Cruz, who objected to certification of Arizona’s electoral results.

Texas Representative Chip Roy is leading a Republican effort in the House demanding House Speaker Nancy Pelosi compel Ocasio-Cortez to apologize

Texas Representative Chip Roy is leading a Republican effort in the House demanding House Speaker Nancy Pelosi compel Ocasio-Cortez to apologize 

‘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,’ she continued.

She told the Texas lawmakers to stop trying to speak publicly with her on Twitter, claiming: ‘Happy to work with other GOP on this.’

Last week in an Instagram Live video, AOC described in detail what she experienced during the Capitol riots last month – including sheltering in place in her office and fearing for her life and the lives of her colleagues.

After details emerged that rioters had never even entered the congressional office building where Ocasio-Cortez was boarded up, backlash ensued against the progressive lawmaker for exaggerating her ‘trauma’. 

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