On Tuesday, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) defended himself after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) accused him of using the “tactics” of a sexual predator after Roy demanded her to apologize for accusing a senator of “trying to get her murdered.”
Last week, Ocasio-Cortez accused Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) of trying to get here “murdered” after the senator voted against certifying the 2020 Presidential election.
After Ocasio-Cortez made this allegation against Sen. Cruz, Rep. Roy together with other GOP lawmakers responded in a letter addressed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, demanding to call Ocasio-Cortez and apologize for her baseless accusations.
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
The letter which was supported by 13 other GOP lawmakers was responded by Ocasio-Cortez through an Instagram live video which was shot last Monday evening.
During the roughly an hour long video, Ocasio-Cortez talked about her experience during the U.S. Capitol riot which happened last January 6. She also said publicly for the first time that she is a survivor of sexual abuse.
Ocasio-Cortez then went on and compared Rep. Roy and other lawmakers to “abusers.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now comparing her political critics to sexual abusers. This is a new low. It is an attempt to shame and silence people who have the “wrong” political views. It really is time for the woke left to grow up, says Brendan O’Neillhttps://t.co/zWFDDmdGtZ
— spiked (@spikedonline) February 3, 2021
Roy responded to her Instagram video in a statement given to The Daily Wire. He said, “I was saddened to learn about the trauma that my colleague, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, described in recent days regarding sexual assault. Nobody should go through that, and I hope that she has received justice and experiences peace in the matter.”
However, Roy continued and said, “As to her claims about my position, I will not be swayed from my beliefs about right and wrong — regarding this or anything else. Her comparison of my defense of colleagues to her circumstances were again inappropriate, but I am not going to participate in discussing her personal experiences as a political matter.”
Roy also stated that her statement that she is a survivor of sexual abuse does not change the fact that her allegations against Senator Ted Cruz were “completely unacceptable for a member of Congress to make against another member for engaging in free speech and debate about what our Constitution says about electors.”
GOP Rep. Chip Roy is demanded Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez apologize for comments she made slamming Ted Cruz on Twitter earlier today
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
— Tommie Girl (@ImJustTommie) January 29, 2021
Roy also added that it does not change his position that Ocasio-Cortez should apologize for what she told against Sen. Cruz and that she should retract those remarks.
In addition to this, Roy ended his statement by saying, “members of this body have a duty to work to mend the tattered fabric of our Republic, stop this heightened rhetoric, stop the social media sniping, and move forward to actually do the work the American people sent us here to do.”
After Rep. Roy’s statement, Ocasio-Cortez answered that Roy’s act of asking an apology to Cruz for accusing him of attempted murder reminded her of her abuse and that she was not going to be “victimized” again.
Ocasio-Cortez said, “Or my favorite this past week, Ted Cruz and now Representatives Chip Roy, and oh, by the way, some of the other representatives who actually encourage people to threaten members of Congress or tweeted out the location of the speaker, are not telling me to apologize for saying and speaking truth to what happened.”
The far-left Representative then made a big accusation saying, “these are the tactics of abusers. Or rather, these are the tactics that abusers use.”
NEW: @RepChipRoy & @AOC back-and-forth continues:
After AOC mentioned the Texas Rep by name in her insta live video, Roy issued this new stmt: Says he is "saddened" to learn about her sexual assault trauma, but he stands by position that her prev. remarks were "inappropriate." pic.twitter.com/hB5Lgigfdi
— Olivia Beavers (@Olivia_Beavers) February 2, 2021
On Monday, thirteen members of the House joined Rep. Roy in a letter to House Speaker Pelosi calling on Ocasio-Cortez to apologize to Sen. Ted Cruz. The thirteen GOP members who joined Roy in the letter were Reps. 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 signed another letter to Pelosi calling on Ocasio-Cortez to apologize.