U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday there is “no common ground” to work together legislatively after his “role” in the Capitol riot earlier this month and urged him to resign.
“You almost had me murdered 3 weeks ago so you can sit this one out,” part of a tweet by Ocasio-Cortez read. “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.”
This message came after Cruz responded, “Fully agree,” to a tweet from Ocasio-Cortez, calling for an investigation into Robinhood’s decision to halt the purchase of GameStop stock.
Cruz reportedly responded to Ocasio-Cortez: “You know, there’s a lot of partisan anger and rage on the Democratic side. It’s, it’s not healthy for our country, it’s certainly not conducive of healing or unity, but everyone has to decide how they want to interact with others.”
Ocasio-Cortez once again responded via tweet, “Oh, there’s anger? Now why would there be anger that Cruz amplified known lies about our election that fueled an insurrection that cost ppl’s lives? What does he think the logical response to his lies should be? A hug?Maybe there’s anger bc his actions deserve accountability.”
Ocasio-Cortez has been calling for Cruz’s resignation in the aftermath of the Capitol riots on January 6. Cruz was one of the Senators who went along with former president Trump’s baseless claims of widespread election fraud and ultimately voted against certifying the electoral vote count from Arizona just moments before the rioters breached the Capitol.
She has previously stated that she had “pretty traumatizing event“ on that day, but wouldn’t reveal further details. “I did not know if I was going to make it to the end of that day alive, and not just in a general sense but also in a very, very specific sense,” Ocasio-Cortez said during a live stream on her Instagram page earlier this month.
Just last week, the Justice Department arrested a Texas man who participated in the attacks on the Capitol and had tweeted death threats about Ocasio-Cortez. He is currently facing five criminal charges.