Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Twitter today after he agreed with her criticism of trading app Robinhood.
Robinhood released a statement saying it would block users from purchasing GameStop, AMC, Nokia, and others after a group of small investors on a Reddit page called WallStreetBets bought the stocks. This caused prices to drastically rise, burning a group of Wall Street hedge funds in the process.
GameStop’s stock had jumped nearly 2,000% over the past four weeks. It’s price dropped as much as 30% after the Robinhood announcement, according to CBS News.
Ocasio-Cortez initially called Robinhood’s decision “unacceptable,” saying she would even “support a hearing” on the situation.
Cruz signaled his agreement with the New York Congresswoman by quote tweeting her criticism.
Ocasio-Cortez proceeded to reject Cruz’s call for unity, claim his actions on Jan. 6 almost had her “murdered,” and demand his resignation.
“You almost had me murdered 3 weeks ago,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “So you can sit this one out. Happy to work with almost any other GOP that aren’t trying to get me killed. In the meantime if you want to help, you can resign.”
Ocasio-Cortez was referring to Cruz objecting to the Electoral Vote certification on Jan. 6. During the certification, a group of angry protestors stormed the Capitol building and delayed the process.
She proceeded to criticize Cruz for not apologizing for his role in causing “serious physical and mental harm” to Capitol Police, custodial workers, and other members of Congress.
Cruz responded to Ocasio-Cortez by calling her attacks “not conducive of healing or unity,” according to Chris Cioffi.
Ocasio-Cortez doubled down on her stance by mocking Cruz and accusing him of deliberately lying about the results of the election.
“Oh, there’s anger,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Now why would there be anger that Cruz amplified known lies about our election that fueled an insurrection that cost ppl’s lives? What does he think the logical response to his lies should be? A hug? Maybe there’s anger bc his actions deserve accountability.”