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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tells Ted Cruz 'You Almost Had Me Murdered'

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tells Ted Cruz 'You Almost Had Me Murdered'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has blasted Ted Cruz, telling him that he 'almost had her murdered three weeks ago'.

The Democratic Senator hit out at her Republican counterpart after he shared her tweet, saying that he agreed with her stance on the trading app Robinhood.

Ms Ocasio-Cortez criticised the app over its recent actions related to some stock purchases.

Robinhood and other platforms had blocked people from buying shares of some of the companies whose stock prices had increased after swathes of day traders on Reddit started buying shares.

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One of the companies involved was GameStop, a video game retailer, which saw its price rise by over 8,000 percent over the past six months.

Slamming Robinhood, Ms Ocasio-Cortez said: "This is unacceptable.

"We now need to know more about @RobinhoodApp's decision to block retail investors from purchasing stock while hedge funds are freely able to trade the stock as they see fit.

"As a member of the Financial Services Cmte, I'd support a hearing if necessary."

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Mr Cruz then retweeted his colleague, adding: "Fully agree."

However, following his support for former President Donald Trump and his claims of voter fraud, Ms Ocasio-Cortez said she did not want his help.

In her reply, she referenced the US Captiol riots on 6 January following a Trump rally, during which five people lost their lives.

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Ms Ocasio-Cortez said: "I am happy to work with Republicans on this issue where there's common ground, but you almost had me murdered three weeks ago so you can sit this one out.

Ms Ocasio-Cortez blasted Mr Cruz for inciting the US Capitol attack. Credit: PA
Ms Ocasio-Cortez blasted Mr Cruz for inciting the US Capitol attack. Credit: PA

"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."

Ms Ocasia-Cortez went on to explain that the ramifications of the attack on the Capitol are still being felt, with a second police officer now having taken their own life.

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She added: "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.

"This isn't a joke. We need accountability, and that includes a new Senator from Texas.

"You haven't even apologized for the serious physical + mental harm you contributed to from Capitol Police and custodial workers to your own fellow members of Congress.

"In the meantime, you can get off my timeline and stop clout-chasing. Thanks. Happy to work with other GOP on this."

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Topics: joe biden, US Politics, US News, Donald Trump

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