AOC Claims WITHOUT EVIDENCE Ted Cruz Was “Trying To Get Her Killed”

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"Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @ SXSW 2019" (CC BY-SA 2.0) by nrkbeta

On Thursday, far-left Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed without evidence that Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was “trying to get her killed” during the riot that breached that U.S. Capitol Building a few weeks ago. This “conclusion” was arrived at by AOC in response to Cruz agreeing with something she posted on Twitter.

Ocasio-Cortez posted a tweet where she called out a financial company that blocked “retail investors from purchasing stock while hedge funds are freely able to trade the stock as they see fit.”

Cruz then simply responded that he “fully agree” with what Ocasio-Cortez just posted. However, after this response from Cruz, Ocasio-Cortez responded 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,”

The far-left representative continued, “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.”

However, these accusations by Ocasio-Cortez came out of thin air as there is no evidence to support that Cruz almost had her murdered,” during the riot that happened on January 6.

In addition to that, Ocasio-Cortez also claimed, “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.” She continued further and accused the Senator by stating that, “this isn’t a joke. We need accountability, and that includes a new Senator from Texas.”

Ocasio-Cortez also added that Cruz hasn’t apologized for the “serious physical + mental harm” that he contributed to the riot. She then cut off the Senator and Tweeted, “In the meantime, you can get off my timeline & stop clout-chasing. Thanks. Happy to work with other GOP on this.”

Again, Ocasio-Cortez has no evidence that Cruz had any role in the riot that broke at the U.S. Capitol. In fact, Cruz is also one of the lawmakers who strongly condemned the violence that broke out on that day. He said in a statement, “We saw a terrorist attack on the United States Capitol, it was despicable, it was an assault. And every one of those violent criminals who attacked the Capitol, should be fully prosecuted. And they should spend a long, long time in jail. It was a sad day for the country to see violence overwhelming the grounds of the Capitol building.”

In addition to this, Ocasio-Cortez’s allegation that Cruz is merely “clout-chasing” when he responded to her Tweet with “fully agree” is mainly specious. Cruz, a Senator, is relatively in a more prestigious position than that of Ocasio-Cortez, a representative.

CNBC also reported that Cruz signed a written objection to certifying Arizona’s votes at the beginning of the joint session to count electoral votes. This move then prompted a debate in both chambers. Afterward, the rioters already stormed the U.S. Capitol, and lawmakers evacuated.

Meanwhile, San Franciso Chronicle reported that even Senator Dianne Feinstein also defended the objection that Cruz and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) made on that faithful day.

Feinstein defended their right to object. She even called the Senate debate the “highest-level dialogue” in democracy.

Feinstein then told the reporters at the U.S. Capitol, “I think the Senate is a place of freedom and people come here to speak their piece, and they do, and they provide a kind of leadership.” She continued and said, “In some cases, it’s positive, in some cases, maybe not. A lot of that depends on who’s looking and what party they are.”

The Senator then emphasized that it is crucial to have this kind of dialogue and probably “the highest-level dialogue you get in an electoral body.”