It’s good to know in these troubled times that our elected leaders are showing the calm, steady, measured behavior exemplifying how we peons should navigate the angst.
Take U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
On Jan. 13, a week after the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, the New York Democrat took to Instagram to share her feelings. “I can tell you that I had a very close encounter where I thought I was going to die,” AOC said, per The Washington Post. “I did not know if I was going to make it to the end of that day alive.”
On that day, she claimed – without offering any proof except her own self-absorbed hysteria – that she was “nearly assassinated” partly because “white-supremacist members of Congress (were) in that extraction point who I know and who I have felt would disclose my location and would create opportunities to allow me to be hurt, kidnapped, et cetera.” She also accused the Capitol Police of “acts of betrayal” and added that she didn’t know whether to trust the cops or not.
That story has now morphed.
Now, she asserts Sen. Ted Cruz wanted to kill her.
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. https://t.co/4mVREbaqqm
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 28, 2021
Ocasio-Cortez has been after the Texas Republican to quit since the riot because Cruz was one of two Senate Republicans who joined House lawmakers in contesting the election results – which Democrats maintain led the rioters to storm the Capitol.
On social media on Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez pondered whether Congress needed to do something about the folks using the Robin Hood app to tinker with the stock market, specifically through manipulating shares of Game Stop. Cruz issued a response on Twitter: “Fully agree.”
And Ocasio-Cortez lost it.
“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. “You haven’t even apologized for the serious physical + mental harm you contributed to from Capitol Police & custodial workers to your own fellow members of Congress. In the meantime, you can get off my timeline & stop clout-chasing. Thanks. Happy to work with other GOP on this.”
Steve Scalise would like a word.
— Cerno (@Cernovich) January 28, 2021
In response, according to NBC News, Cruz replied, using the Democrats’ favorite new buzzwords: “There’s a lot of partisan anger and rage on the Democratic side. 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.”
And Cruz’s frank but measured answer lit the fuse again: “Oh, there’s anger? Now why would there be anger that Cruz amplified known lies about our election that fueled an insurrection that cost ppl’s lives?” AOC retorted on Twitter. “What does he think the logical response to his lies should be? A hug? Maybe there’s anger bc his actions deserve accountability.”
Just so I’m clear, all the riots and deaths this summer, that no one was ever held accountable for, never really happened, right?
— Mitch Jansen (@mitchp_jansen) January 28, 2021
She then added, ‘We need healing + unity, but I will not take any responsibility for my actions, nor will I acknowledge the contributions my lies made to the violence or the harm that it caused, nor do I believe anyone should be held accountable. But if you’re mad at that you’re divisive.’ – GOP.”
Ocasio-Cortez, naturally, won’t take responsibility for her own dangerous rhetoric last summer, when she cheered on Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioters whose violence cost lives and billions of dollars in property damage. The Guardian reported last October that at least 25 people died in the demonstrations.
Yet again, AOC took a subject that wasn’t about her and made it all about her. Just admit that you do this so that you don’t actually have to get real work done.
— DarthMuffin (@kilomikealpha77) January 28, 2021
The AOC-Cruz exchange does prompt one question: How does she get anything done when she spends so much time yelling at people on Twitter?
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