Chip Roy demands AOC apologize to Cruz or face ‘alternative means’ of condemnation


Rep. Chip Roy rushed to Sen. Ted Cruz’s defense in jumping into a public exchange of jabs between his fellow Texan and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The Republican congressman from Texas sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanding that the firebrand New York Democrat apologize to Cruz or “we will be forced to find alternative means to condemn this regrettable statement.”

Ocasio-Cortez and Cruz appeared to put on a united front on Thursday in expressing their outrage at trading app Robinhood after it took the highly unusual step of curbing trading in GameStop and another stock whose price has increased exponentially, AMC Entertainment Holdings. Ocasio-Cortez voiced support for a hearing on the matter, and Cruz responded with a tweet that said, “Fully agree.”

The New York congresswoman, though, made clear that she is not interested in working with Cruz due to his objection to certifying the Electoral College results, which she blames for encouraging or sparking the mob that stormed the U. S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

“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 tweeted.

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