Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says that she has put out a “demand” for the resignations of Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley along with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy due to the Jan. 6 Capitol protest.
Ocasio-Cortez noted that the protest was “not just a violent coup attempt, but we also saw a dereliction of duty and a betrayal of our country and a betrayal of the oath that we swear.”
She had previously stated that Cruz and Hawley do not belong in the U.S. Senate.
“You do not belong in any democratically elected seat when you don’t, when you do not believe that that election was even legitimate, according to your self-serving claims,” she said. “So get out.”
Ironically, Ocasio-Cortez claimed that if Cruz and Hawley had “any shred of integrity,” they’d take off their pin and turn it in.
“But this isn’t about truth to them. This is about if they want to be president in 2024. Let me give you a sneak peak. You will never be President,” she said.
Ocasio-Cortez also made news recently for saying that Congress should “rein in” the media.
“What I can say is that there’s absolutely a commission that’s being discussed, but it seems to be more investigatory in style rather than truth and reconciliation and so I think that’s an interesting concept for us to explore,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “And I do think that several members of Congress in some of my discussions have brought up media literacy because that is a part of what happened here and we’re going to have to figure out how we rein in our media environment so that you can’t just spew disinformation and misinformation.
“It’s one thing to have differing opinions but it’s another thing entirely to just say things that are false and so that’s something that we’re looking into.”