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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says She ‘Will Not’ Apologize For Saying That Ted Cruz Tried To Have Her Murdered

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Henry Rodgers Senior Congressional Correspondent
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Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she will not apologize for saying that Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz almost got her murdered during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

“That’s not the quote and I will not apologize for what I said,” Ocasio-Cortez said at a press conference in Queens, the New York Post reported.

Cruz sent a tweet to Ocasio-Cortez, saying he agrees with her that the popular investing app Robinhood needs to explain its decision to block retail investors from purchasing certain stock. The New York Democrat responded by telling Cruz if he wants to help he should resign from the Senate and that he almost had her “murdered.”

Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Chairman Ted Cruz (R-TX) questions witnesses during a hearing about “anarchist violence” in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill August 04, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Thirteen Republican lawmakers joined Texas Rep. Chip Roy in demanding Ocasio-Cortez apologize for her comments to Cruz. (RELATED: 13 Members Of Congress Join Chip Roy In Demanding Ocasio-Cortez Apologize To Cruz For Saying He Almost Had Her Murdered)

“I am happy to work with Republicans on this issue where there’s common ground, but you almost had me murdered 3 weeks ago so you can sit this one out,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Happy to work w/ almost any other GOP that aren’t trying to get me killed.” (RELATED: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: Ted Cruz ‘Almost Had Me Murdered’)

“In the meantime if you want to help, you can resign,” she added.

Ocasio-Cortez has continued to say she was fearing for her life during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. On Monday night, she posted an Instagram Live video saying she hid in her office bathroom after hearing loud banging and shouting. She then mentioned that it was not rioters banging at her door but a Capitol Police officer who entered her office.