Following the tragic Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went full meltdown.
The democratic socialist from New York accused Republicans in Congress of being white supremacists, the Capitol Police of being traitors, and GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, specifically trying to have her “murdered.”
The Cruz thing shows a hyperactive imagination. It stems from Cruz’s willingness to entertain the challenge to the presidential election results in the House.
Headed into the weekend, two GOP lawmakers – Rep. Chip Roy of Texas and Sen. Mike Lee of Utah — had called on AOC to apologize or face censure.
That letter crafted by Roy, which was directed at Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has now added 13 House Republicans.
They include Reps. Randy Weber, Pat Fallon, Pete Sessions, Michael Burgess, and Ronny Jackson, all of Texas; Ted Budd and Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina; Lauren Boebert of Colorado; Jody Hice of Georgia; Doug LaMalfa of California; Barry Moore of Alabama; Yvette Harrell of New Mexico; and Jeff Duncan of South Carolina.
To recap, Roy’s letter argued “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. 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.”
“We ask you to call on her to immediately apologize and retract her comments,” the letter added. “It is our sincere hope that we all stop this heightened rhetoric and move forward to actually do the work the American people sent us here to do.”