AOC Accuses Ted Cruz Of Trying To Have Her Murdered

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“If you want to help, you can resign.”

So, you may have heard of certain drama going on over GameStop shares, which rose exponentially after a group of redditors discovered that hedge funds were heavily shorting the stock, expecting the price to drop. People made a ton of money, until the trading app Robinhood — along with other investing apps — restricted trading for retail investors.


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You can check out an explainer here, but basically what you need to know for this post is that regular people tried to use the stock market to make money — you know, its intended purpose — and are now being restricted from doing so.

Liberal and conservative politicians alike have responded that the app restricting trading is unethical — in fact, Ted Cruz even replied to a tweet by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling it “unnacceptable,” saying he “fully agreed.”

People were joking that hell had frozen over with the two — who have historically made digs at each other — agreeing.

But soon, AOC responded to Ted Cruz’s agreement, saying she’s happy to work with Republicans on issues like this, but that Ted “almost had [her] murdered 3 weeks ago.”

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


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AOC was, of course, referring to the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, in which five people died. AOC has talked about how she feared for her life.


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Cruz has been accused of amplifying false claims of voter fraud that caused the insurrection.

She also tweeted at Cruz that a second Capitol police officer died by suicide yesterday as a result of the insurrection, and told Cruz to get off her timeline and stop “clout-chasing,” before reminding followers she was happy to work with other GOP members.


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Cruz hasn’t responded yet, but a bunch of people on Twitter are shocked and impressed at Alexandria calling out Ted like that.


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Even Mark Ruffalo weighed in, tweeting “Just resign, @tedcruz.”

We’ll keep you updated if Ted responds — until then, gonna go cry over not having purchased any shares in GameStop.

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