Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is facing scrutiny from at least one of her House Republican colleagues after publicly accusing Senator Ted Cruz of attempted murder.
On Thursday, Congressman Chip Roy wrote a letter asking Speaker Nancy Pelosi to call on Ocasio-Cortez to apologize and retract her remarks against Cruz. And if she doesn’t, Roy said he and other members of Congress will find “alternative means to condemn” the second-term Democrat.
It all started after Sen. Cruz tweeted that he agrees with Ocasio-Cortez’s push to investigate Robinhood stock trading platform over their move to freeze purchases on Thursday.
Ocasio-Cortez replied to Cruz: “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.”
“Happy to work w/ almost any other GOP that aren’t trying to get me killed,” she added. “In the meantime if you want to help, you can resign.” See Below
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Accuses Sen. Cruz Of Almost Having Her Murdered
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.
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. https://t.co/4mVREbaqqm
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 28, 2021
In response, Chip Roy issued the following statement to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a letter:
“It has come to my attention that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sent out a tweet a few hours ago in which she accused Senator Ted Cruz, in essence, of attempted murder. 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. I ask that you 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. It is my sincere hope that we all stop this heightened rhetoric and move forward to actually do the work the American people sent us here to do.”
Rep. Chip Roy’s Official Letter To House Speaker Nancy Pelosi