“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,” the New York congresswoman wrote in a tweet directed at the Texas senator Thursday. “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 continued, “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.”
CNN reached out to spokespersons for both Cruz and Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday afternoon.
On Twitter, she called for an investigation into Robinhood’s actions and said it was “unacceptable” — to which Cruz replied “fully agree,” sparking the New York congresswoman’s ire.
Cruz said later Thursday that Ocasio-Cortez’s tweets amounted to “partisan anger” that’s “not healthy for our country.” Those comments prompted Ocasio-Cortez to tweet: “What does he think the logical response to his lies should be? A hug? Maybe there’s anger bc his actions deserve accountability.”
Ocasio-Cortez had previously called for Cruz’s resignation in the wake of the January 6 Capitol attack, and for him to be expelled from the Senate if he does not step down.
“I had a pretty traumatizing event happen to me,” Ocasio-Cortez explained. “And I do not know if I can even disclose the full details of that event due to security concerns but I can tell you that I had a very close encounter where I thought I was going to die.”
Miller allegedly tweeted, “assassinate AOC,” according to court documents.
This story has been updated with additional information.
CNN’s Brian Fung and Paul LeBlanc contributed to this report.
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