An Abridged Account Of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Whacking Cruz On Twitter

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at a Senate Foreign Relations committee hearing on the State Department's 2021 budget on July 30, 2020. (Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool/Getty Images)
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January 28, 2021 5:34 p.m.

Once again, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) won’t let Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) get away with hoodwinking the public.

Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday continued her streak of headline-worthy dunks on Cruz — even after the Trump-target-turned-loyalist unexpectedly found common ground with the New York Democrat over their criticism of stock trading platform Robinhood.

Robinhood had blocked users from buying or trading certain stocks in light of the unexpected and entertaining run on GameStop.

Shortly after Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the House Financial Services Committee, decried Robinhood’s decision as “unacceptable” and called for a hearing on the issue, Cruz chimed in by tweeting that he “fully agrees.”

Welp. Cruz once again found himself in familiar territory: getting called out by the social media savvy lawmaker.

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Ocasio-Cortez still wasn’t having it after Cruz accused the New York Democrat of inciting “partisan anger” in remarks to Capitol Hill reporters on Thursday — a rich assertion given Cruz’s vote to challenge election results just hours after the deadly insurrection at the Capitol earlier this month. For months leading up to the Capitol riot, Cruz egged on former President Trump’s baseless claims of widespread election fraud.

“You know, there’s a lot of partisan anger and rage on the Democratic side,” Cruz said, in response to Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet, before going onto repeat the GOP’s laughable calls for unity. “It’s, it’s not healthy for our country, it’s certainly not conducive of healing or unity, but everyone has to decide how they want to interact with others.”

Ocasio-Cortez refused to let Cruz get away with his attempt at singing kumbaya …

… which Ocasio-Cortez had done before in tweets posted days after the Capitol riots Trump and his Republican allies, like Cruz, incited.

Ocasio-Cortez even found a way to call out Cruz’s “unity” gambit by pointing out the Texas senator’s campaign fundraising messaging that still pushed for challenging the election results amid the mob of Trump supporters breaching the Capitol.

There was also that time a week ago when Ocasio-Cortez had to school Cruz — who, let’s be honest, certainly knows better — on the Paris climate accord.

And reminding Cruz last year that she was qualified to blast then-Vice President Mike Pence for heading up the White House coronavirus task force, citing Pence’s science denial that fed into one of the worst HIV outbreaks during his time serving as Indiana’s governor.

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