13 GOP Lawmakers Demand Ocasio-Cortez To Apologize to Ted Cruz

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"Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @ SXSW" (CC BY-SA 2.0) by nrkbeta

On Monday, thirteen Republicans in the house joined Representative Chip Roy (R-TX) in demanding Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to apologize to Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) after she accused him of “trying to get me killed.”

Thirteen House members sent a joint letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday demanding Rep. Ocasio-Cortez to apologize for what she wrote on Twitter last week. The letter was sent to the House speaker on Friday after Ocasio-Cortez made false allegations against Sen. Ted Cruz. 


The letter reads, “It has come to our attention that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sent out a tweet in which she accused Senator Cruz, in essence, of attempted murder.” They added, “we believe this 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.”

The House members then asked House Speaker Pelosi to call on Ocasio-Cortez to apologize and retract such comments made by her immediately. 

The letter published was signed by Republican representatives Lauren Boebert of Colorado; Ted Budd and Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina; Michael Burgess, Pat Fallon, Ronny Jackson, Pete Sessions, and Randy Weber of Texas; Jeff Duncan of South Carolina; Yvette Harrell of New Mexico, Jody Hice of Georgia; Doug Lamalfa of California; and Barry Moore of Alabama.

Last Thursday, far-left Rep. Ocasio-Cortez claimed without evidence Sen. Ted Cruz “almost had her murdered” after the Senator agreed and reposted her Tweet with regard to the ongoing issue in the stock market. 

In her Twitter account, Ocasio-Cortez posted a Tweet where she called out the financial company that stopped retail investors from purchasing stocks while hedge funds are free to trade stocks as they see fit. 

After Ocasio-Cortez posted her Tweet, the Republican Senator who seems to agree with her sentiments reposted her Tweet with a caption “fully agree.”

 What Ocasio-Cortez responded afterward is unthinkable, as she accused the Senator of having her “almost murdered” three weeks ago. 

Ocasio-Cortez then continued her Twitter blast and wrote, “Happy to work w/ almost any other GOP that isn’t trying to get me killed. In the meantime, if you want to help, you can resign.”


These allegations made by Ocasio-Cortez are baseless and found to have no evidence to support her claim. 

Ocasio-Cortez also bashed Sen. Cruz’s statement condemning the Capitol riot, stating, “while you conveniently talk about ‘moving on,’ a second Capitol police officer lost their lives yesterday in the still-raging aftermath of the attacks you had a role in.”

She also added that the Senator hadn’t apologized yet for the “serious physical and mental harm” he caused, referring to the riot at the U.S. Capitol. 

These actions by Ocasio-Cortez urged the Republican representatives to take action, asking her for an apology.

In the letter, Rep. Roy concluded stating, “if Representative Ocasio-Cortez does not apologize immediately, we will be forced to find alternative means to condemn this regrettable statement,”

Up to date, Ocasio-Cortez’s office has not commented yet.