Rep. Chip Roy demands Rep. Ocasio-Cortez apologize for ‘scurrilous’ accusation against Sen. Cruz
WASHINGTON – Thursday evening, in a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) demanded that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) apologize for effectively accusing his friend and former boss, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), of attempted murder earlier that day via tweet.
“If Representative Ocasio-Cortez does not apologize immediately, we will be forced to find alternative means to condemn this regrettable statement,” Congressman Roy wrote to the Speaker.
Full text of the letter is available at the link here or below:
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
U.S. House of Representatives
H232 United States Capitol Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Dear Speaker Pelosi,
It has come to my attention that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sent out a tweet a few hours ago in which she accused Senator Ted Cruz, in essence, of attempted murder. As a member of this body who disagreed with “objections” to the electors and who has expressed publicly my concerns about the events leading to January 6th, it is completely unacceptable behavior for a Member of Congress to make this kind of scurrilous charge against another member in the House or Senate for simply engaging in speech and debate regarding electors as they interpreted the Constitution. I ask you to call on her to immediately apologize and retract her comments.
If Representative Ocasio-Cortez does not apologize immediately, we will be forced to find alternative means to condemn this regrettable statement. It is my sincere hope that we all stop this heightened rhetoric and move forward to actually do the work the American people sent us here to do.
Member of Congress
cc: The Honorable Kevin McCarthy,