A controversial Democrat from New York overreacted after learning one of her political opponents was willing to cast aside party politics.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) became furious when Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tried to take the first step toward bipartisanship.
“I am happy to work with Republicans on this issue where there is common ground but you almost had me murdered three weeks ago, so you can sit this one out,” she said on Twitter.
After rejecting the GOP’s olive branch, Ocasio-Cortez then suggested her job would be much easier if every Republican quit from politics.
“Happy to work w/ almost any other GOP that are not trying to get me killed,” she said. “In the meantime, if you want to help, you can resign.”
The heated remarks came after Cruz used social media to declare he “fully agreed” with the Democrat’s concerns about the Robinhood platform financial’s recent decision to prevent retail investors from buying shares. Hedge funds, though, are still allegedly able to trade the same stock without any restriction.
“This is unacceptable,” she said on Twitter. “As a member of the [House] Financial Services Committee, I would support a hearing if necessary.”
This lack of “unity” across both sides of the aisle disappointed at least one media professional who described Ocasio-Cortez’s behavior as a classic example of “partisan anger and rage on the Democratic side.”
“It is not healthy for our country, it is certainly not conducive of healing or unity but everyone has to decide how they want to interact with others,” Roll Call congressional reporter Chris Cioffi said on Twitter.
The Democrat angrily fired back at Cioffi for accusing her of being mad and sarcastically offered to embrace her political rival.
“Oh, there is anger? Now, why would there be anger that Cruz amplified known lies about our election that fueled an insurrection that cost people’s lives?” she responded. “What does he think the logical response to his lies should be? A hug? Maybe there is anger because his actions deserve accountability.”
This is not AOC’s first public tantrum. She was previously furious when Congress ordered her to read and vote on a $900 billion CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus stimulus package in just two hours.
“It is over 5,000 pages, arrived at 2 p.m. today, and we are told to expect a vote on it in two hours—this is not governance, it is hostage-taking,” she said on Twitter.
Although she claimed she did not have enough time to read the new stimulus bill, she still spent the past six months blocking previous bills that would have provided badly needed relief to struggling workers impacted by restrictions to help contain the deadly disease.