Congresswoman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called on Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to resign from his position after a pro-Trump crowd entered the U.S. Capitol. But the Senator is having none of it. Ted Cruz defended his decision to object to the certification of Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory and called her a “liar.”
“Sen. Cruz, you must accept responsibility for how your craven, self-serving actions contributed to the deaths of four people yesterday. And how you fundraised off this riot,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted at the lawmaker on Thursday.
“Both you and Senator Hawley must resign. If you do not, the Senate should move for your expulsion,” she added, referring to Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), who also objected to the certification effort.
Cruz didn’t take this lying down and came back down on AOC with a digital hammer.
“Leading a debate in the Senate on ensuring election integrity is doing our jobs, and it’s in no way responsible for the despicable terrorists who attacked the Capitol yesterday,” Cruz said. “And sorry, I ain’t going anywhere. When you and your socialist buddies… try to massively raise taxes, when you try to pass the green new deal & destroy millions of jobs, when you push for amnesty, when you try to pack the Supreme Court w/ activists to undermine our Constitutional rights.”