Ted Cruz tries to hop on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s GameStop bandwagon – and quickly gets demolished
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on MSNBC (screengrab)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) isn't ready to move on from the Capitol insurrection now linked to eight deaths.

The New York Democrat called for congressional hearings on new trading restrictions imposed by the RobinHood app as GameStop shares rose in a social media war on hedge funds, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) chimed in to say he agreed.

Ocasio-Cortez, however, isn't ready to forgive and forget Cruz's incitement of a violent mob that wandered the halls of Congress looking to murder her and fellow Democratic lawmakers to block certification of President Joe Biden's election win.

"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," Ocasio-Cortez responded. "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."


Cruz and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) announced ahead of the Jan. 6 certification that they would challenge some slates of Biden electors, and the insurrectionists rifled through the Texas Republican's desk on the Senate floor saying they had his support.


Ocasio-Cortez lamented the loss of a second Capitol police officer who took his life after the violent siege, which killed another officer and left 140 other law enforcement officers injured, and the congresswoman told Cruz to apologize, resign and leave her alone.

"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," she tweeted. "In the meantime, you can get off my timeline & stop clout-chasing. Thanks. Happy to work with other GOP on this."