Hard core conservative Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) is being accused of threatening Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after he sent Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi a letter promising to find "alternative means" to condemn remarks the New York Congresswoman made about his fellow Texas Republican, Senator Ted Cruz.
“If Representative Ocasio-Cortez does not apologize immediately, we will be forced to find alternative means to condemn this regrettable statement," Congressman Roy said in his letter.
What was so bad that a sitting U.S. Senator had to rely on a Congressman to demand an apology?
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez seemed to accuse Senator Cruz of attempted murder – but she wasn't wrong.
“I am happy to work with Republicans," she said Thursday, "where there's common ground, but you almost had me murdered 3 weeks ago so you can sit this one out."
Cruz is one of the instigators of the deadly January 6 insurrection, during which Trump supporters were hunting down lawmakers, and the vice president.
Rep. Roy's letter to Speaker Pelosi says 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."
Cruz did not just make a speech on the Senate floor. He traveled to Georgia to "stop the steal." Last week seven Senate Democrats filed an official complaint asking for an ethics investigation into Cruz's role. That letter details Cruz's incitement actions.
Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke said, "this is about Ted Cruz aiding and abetting an insurrection that killed 5 people including a cop and very nearly ended in the murders of members of Congress and the Vice President."
Congressman Roy was lambasted on social media.