by Brandon Butler
AOC to Ted Cruz: “You almost had me murdered” 1/28/2021

Today’s Robinhood fiasco prompted the following tweet from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY):

This is unacceptable.

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.

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

Senator Ted Cruz from Texas, who has been promoting dangerous conspiracy theories regarding the election and voted to overturn the election results on January 6th, responded to AOC’s tweet with “Fully agree.”

AOC responded to Cruz with:

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.

She continued:

While you conveniently talk about “moving on,” a second Capitol police officer lost their life yesterday in the still-raging aftermath of the attacks you had a role in.

This isn’t a joke. We need accountability, and that includes a new Senator from Texas.

She provided a link to this article from Politico on the death of a second police officer.

She tweeted again:

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.

In the meantime, you can get off my timeline & stop clout-chasing. Thanks.

Happy to work with other GOP on this.

Ted Cruz hasn’t responded to her tweets.