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AOC says she won’t apologize to Ted Cruz for claiming he “almost had [her] murdered” during Capitol riot

On Monday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she refuses to apologize to Sen. Ted Cruz for claiming that he “almost had [her] murdered” during the Capitol riot on January 6. 

When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was asked by a reporter at a New York event on Monday whether she would apologize for the statement accusing Sen. Ted Cruz of almost having her “murdered,” she responded, “That’s not the quote and I will not apologize for what I said,” in a video captured by The New York Post. On Jan. 28, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted a response to Sen. Ted Cruz, who had said he agreed with her statement on the Robinhood stock exchange stage limiting a grassroots mission to buy GameStop stock. She tweeted: “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.”

Rep. Chip Roy led a group of House Republicans calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, to force Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to apologize to Sen. Ted Cruz.

Sen. Ted Cruz had objected to Arizona’s Electoral College vote count being certified shortly before the protesters against the election results stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6. A week ago Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez had mentioned on an Instagram live that a police officer was banging on her office building which made her fear the protesters had entered her building

However, there was new information that she had exaggerated her claim of “trauma” because she was in her office building nearby during the riot, not on the Capitol grounds. No protesters were near her office building. Because of this, many on the right have been calling her “Alexandria Ocasio-Smollett” in comparison with a similar incident involving actor Jussie Smollett, who – back in January 2019 – claimed he was attacked by two white men wearing MAGA hats in Chicago. Smollett was later accused of filing false police reports.

ARTICLE: EMANUELI TANAHASHI

POLITICS EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: NEW YORK POST

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