Mike Lee, Chip Roy SLAM AOC for Lie About Cruz in Tweet: ‘Retract’ and ‘Apologize’
Twitter posted warning signs on Tweets throughout the day questioning the 2020 presidential election results. But when a Democratic congressman falsely accuses a Conservative senator of attempted murder, the platform will turn a blind eye.
A seated congressman and senator called to convict Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for falsely accusing Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) of attempted murder. Twitter took no action against the tweet or against Ocasio-Cortez.
Cruz tweeted his approval of Ocasio-Cortez’s request for an investigation into the Robinhood app. But as so often, Ocasio-Cortez went completely off track in her answer. “I am happy to be working with Republicans on this issue that we have in common, but you almost murdered me three weeks ago so you could expose this problem. I’m happy to work with almost every other GOP that isn’t trying to kill me. In the meantime, you can step back if you want to help, ”she tweeted.
Not everyone would just let Ocasio-Cortez get away with their wild lie. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) said Ocasio-Cortez’s accusation is “neither acceptable nor excusable. I believe that as a conference we should immediately and publicly urge them to withdraw their testimony and apologize. If she refuses – and maybe not – she should be admonished or censored by the house. This is unacceptable, ”read a letter to the Senate received by MRC TechWatch.
Congressman Chip Roy (R-TX) also condemned the Ocasio-Cortez lie. “It is totally unacceptable for a member of Congress to bring this kind of bizarre charge against another member of the House of Representatives or the Senate for simply engaging in speeches and debates about voters when interpreting the Constitution. I ask you to call her to apologize immediately and withdraw her comments, “said Roy in a letter to spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi. “If Representative Ocasio-Cortez does not immediately apologize, we will be forced to find alternative means to condemn this unfortunate statement.”
There is no end to Twitter’s hypocrisy. The platform banned former President Donald Trump after calling for “peace” in the US Capitol during the January 6 riot. After Trump and former first lady Melania Trump were diagnosed with COVID-19 in October, Twitter allowed several tweets wishing the couple harm or death. The phrase “Hang Mike Pence” was also popular on the platform after Trump’s account was blocked.
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