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Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) joined the Todd Starnes Radio Show on Friday to discuss how extreme his Democrat colleagues have become in light of his former boss being accused of attempted murder.
So, here’s how the dustup started.
Earlier this week Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) published a tweet attacking Wall Street’s response to the GameStop controversy.
“We now need to know more about @RobinhoodApp’s decision to block retail investors from purchasing stock while hedge funds are freely able to trade the stock as they see fit.”
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) retweeted, noting that he agreed with her.
Instead of celebrating a political Kumbaya moment, AOC responded by accusing him of attempting to murder her three weeks ago during the U.S. Capitol riot.
She demanded that Cruz resign.
Roy was incensed and wrote a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanding AOC apologize.
“He (Ted Cruz) was participating in free speech and debate under the constitution; the interpretation of the constitution,” said Roy. “And now she is accusing Senator Cruz of attempted murder. She should apologize for that.”
Roy went into detail about how extreme some of his other Democrat colleagues have become. He mentioned how Congresswoman Illhan Omar (MN-D) has had flaming rhetoric against Israel and compared Trump rallies to KKK rallies and how Democrats have refused to call her out.
Roy also said in the interview he is open to working with Congresswoman AOC in finding common ground but she can’t accuse his former boss of attempted murder.
“I don’t think there is any common ground to be found,” said Starnes. “They’re all socialists over there.”
Roy told Starnes how he has taken a break from social media due to how inflammatory it has become.
“Social media doesn’t allow us to engage in meaningful debate as members of congress,” he said. “My job as a leader is to try to within the rule of law in the constitution is to try to drive the country forward.”