New York City Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez reacted to Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s grievances about President-elect Joe Biden’s references to Nazis in a pair of tweets Saturday, requiring Cruz to resign in the wake of the deadly Capitol riot.

Cruz quote-tweeted a Washington Post reporter who had actually blogged about a remark that Biden had made at a press conference on Saturday. Biden reacted to a reporter who asked if Cruz or Senator Josh Hawley ought to resign. The president-elect said they need to be beaten next time they run.

Both Cruz and Hawley have actually experienced backlash for their difficulty to the accreditation of Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden’s success prior to the mob assault on the Capitol, which left 5 individuals dead. Cruz and Hawley condemned the riot as they are under analysis for trying to reverse the election results.

Biden stated that the senators were “part of the big lie” and shared an anecdote about Nazi minister of propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, exaggerating the number of individuals killed in the firebombing of Dresden and the documents printed it.

” They become part of the huge lie,” he said at journalism conference. “We’re informed that Goebbels and the excellent lie: you keep repeating the lie, duplicating the lie.”

Biden then stated that Republican politicians following Trump’s lying are harmful, noting the president’s attacks on the media. “If he’s the only one stating it, that’s something, but the acolytes that follow him, like Cruz and others, they are as responsible as he is. So, it’s not about whether or not they get impeached– it has to do with whether they continue to hold power, because of the disgust the American individuals have for their actions,” he stated.

In his tweets Friday night, Cruz slammed Biden’s reference of Goebbels, stating he was sowing division.

” At a time of deep nationwide division, President-elect Biden’s choice to call his political challengers literal Nazis not does anything to bring us together or promote recovery,” Cruz composed. “This kind of vicious partisan rhetoric only tears our nation apart.”

Ocasio-Cortez quote-tweeted Cruz and kept in mind anti-Semitic screens by protesters in addition to gallows and contacts us to hang Vice President Mike Pence. In a 2nd tweet, the New York congresswoman likewise mentioned Illinois freshman Republican politician Congresswoman Mary Miller’s current comments, in which she referenced Hitler when discussing propaganda being targeted towards kids.

” Hitler was right on something: He said, ‘Whoever has the youth, has the future.’ Our children are being propagandized,” Miller said at a rally on Tuesday. She has actually considering that apologized for the remark, according to The New York Times

” Your continued excusal and denial of Wednesday’s Neo-Nazi presence is abhorrent and hazardous,” Ocasio-Cortez addressed to Cruz in her tweet, prior to contacting the Texas senator to resign.

Your GOP colleague in your home praised Hitler today. A Confederate flag was hung outside the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Yet you continue to deny this clear connection in the aftermath of Wednesday’s violence.

You disgrace yourself and your office further every day. Resign.

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 9, 2021

He also included a link to a March 2019 U.S.A. Today short article that noted that Ocasio-Cortez safeguarded Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar relating to comments she made about Israel that were considered by some to be anti-Semitic.

Impressive hypocrisy. Facts:

1) Nazis are evil bigots.

Ocasio-Cortez responded to Cruz, saying that she did choose the resolution versus anti-Semitism that the senator had listed. In another tweet, she wrote that Cruz was lying, along with images to show that she enacted favor of the resolution.

” Your statements are growing increasingly unpredictable and unfounded in reality,” she tweeted.

@tedcruz once again, you are lying.

Pull the Clerk record. I proudly chose the resolution versus antisemitism you cite.

Your declarations are growing significantly unpredictable and unfounded.

I do not call all my opponents Nazis. However rest assured, Neo-Nazis are my challengers.

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 9, 2021

Cruz rebuked Ocasio-Cortez in another tweet, saying the vote was on a “diminished House resolution.” He also implicated her of supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Newsweek called Ocasio-Cortez’s representatives for remark.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Twitter Responds Cruz
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks beyond the Democratic National Committee headquarters on November 19, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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Update 1/9/21 6: 19 p.m. ET: This story has actually been upgraded to consist of Cruz’s tweeted action to Ocasio-Cortez.



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