Ted Cruz Puts Ocasio-Cortez In Her Place After The Democrat Congresswoman Tries To Put The Balme On GOP For Lack Of Action On Stimulus
Opinion| There could not be two more diametrically opposed politicians than Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz and Congresswoman from New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Ted Cruz is a graduate of ‘Princeton University and Harvard Law School, respectively. From 1999 to 2003, he held various government positions, serving as Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), as an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the United States Department of Justice, and as a Domestic Policy Advisor to George W. Bush during Bush’s 2000 presidential campaign. Cruz served as Solicitor General of Texas from 2003 to 2008, having been appointed by Texas Attorney General and later Governor Greg Abbott. He was the longest-serving solicitor general in Texas history and the first Hispanic American to serve in that capacity. From 2004 to 2009, Cruz was an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, where he taught U.S. Supreme Court litigation,‘ according to Wikipedia.
Ocasio-Cortez, or AOC, as she is affectionately known is a member of ‘The Squad’, went to BU and bartended before being elected to Congress. Nothing against bartending, I slang drinks for a decade myself.
Mr. Cruz is the foremost expert on the issues that matter most to our republic: Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. AOC proposed the ‘Green New Deal’. Need I go on?
Well, now Ted Cruz is calling AOC out as Fox News explains:
‘Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ted Cruz traded barbs over whose party is responsible for a high-stakes stalemate over another coronavirus aid package after Congress left Washington for a weeklong Thanksgiving recess with no deal in place.
“People across the country are going hungry, COVID is set to explode, and Mitch McConnell dismissed the Senate last week,” Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., tweeted Monday. “I don’t know how these people can sleep at night. I really don’t.”
Firing back at the progressive firebrand, Cruz accused Democrats of repeatedly blocking a scaled-back stimulus proposal backed by the majority of Senate Republicans.
“Why is your party filibustering $500 billion in COVID relief?” the Texas Republican asked. “And Joe Biden is cheering them on. Thinking that blocking relief somehow helps Dems win Georgia.”
Ocasio-Cortez, alongside other House Democrats, previously voted to pass the $3.4 trillion HEROES Act in May, and the updated, scaled-backed $2.2 trillion legislation in October.
“The House doesn’t have filibusters, @tedcruz,” she shot back. “We also passed several COVID relief packages to the Senate that not only include >$500 billion, but also prioritize helping real people as opposed to Wall St bailouts the GOP tries to pass off as ‘relief.’ Nice try though.”
Democrats in the Senate have more than once filibustered a vote on the scaled-back GOP proposal, most recently at the end of October. The bill, less than a third of the size of the $2.2 trillion figured back by Democratic leaders, included boosted federal unemployment benefits, another round of funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, a key small business rescue program, money for schools and liability protections for businesses.
Cruz replied: “AOC seems not to know there are Democrats in the Senate. Or that Joe Biden (also a Dem) is publicly calling on Senate Dems to continue filibustering COVID relief because he thinks it will help them win Georgia.”
For months, Congress has struggled to reach an agreement over another round of emergency relief for families and businesses still reeling from the pandemic after they passed the $2.2 trillion CARES Act in March. Ocasio-Cortez was one of the few lawmakers to vote against the bipartisan legislation, which she said left out key Democratic priorities. Cruz voted for the bill.’
The way I see it, Washington needs to be turndown and rebuilt from the ground up. Our nation is more divided than it has ever been in my lifetime and likely much longer. Perhaps it is time we split the Union into 4 or more, smaller states, with less power, less citizens per nation and more accountability. Whether it be this scenario or another, the nations feels like a powder keg right now, and we must avoid armed conflict at all costs.
Perhaps it is time certain regions of the country go their separate ways … what say you?