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Ted Cruz Hits Back After AOC Calls For His Resignation

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) defended his decision to object to the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory during a joint session of Congress after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) called on him to resign after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol.

“Sen. Cruz, you must accept responsibility for how your craven, self-serving actions contributed to the deaths of four people yesterday. And how you fundraised off this riot,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted at the lawmaker on Thursday.

“Both you and Senator Hawley must resign. If you do not, the Senate should move for your expulsion,” she added, referring to Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), who also objected to the certification effort.

Cruz responded by calling the congresswoman “a liar.”

“Leading a debate in the Senate on ensuring election integrity is doing our jobs, and it’s in no way responsible for the despicable terrorists who attacked the Capitol yesterday,” Cruz said. “And sorry, I ain’t going anywhere. When you and your socialist buddies… try to massively raise taxes, when you try to pass the green new deal & destroy millions of jobs, when you push for amnesty, when you try to pack the Supreme Court w/ activists to undermine our Constitutional rights.”

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