Ted Cruz mocks AOC over Capitol attack fears in grievance-filled CPAC speech

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 (Independent)
(Independent)

Ted Cruz has mocked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over lawmakers’ fears during the assault on the Capitol as he raged against “political theater” following the attack, as well as mask guidance during a pandemic that has killed more than 500,000 Americans within a year, among other right-wing grievances while his state recovers from a devastating winter storm.

In his remarks to the the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference, he said: “Bernie [Sanders] is wearing mittens, and AOC is telling us, ‘She was murdered!’ and the media desperately, desperately, desperately wants to see a Republican civil war.”

The Republican Senator from Texas claimed that Democrats are responsible for the increased security around the Capitol in the wake of the attack, fuelled by Donald Trump’s lie that the election was stolen from his supporters, because they are “convinced convinced that political theater helps them,” he told a crowd in Orlando, Florida.

Democrats have sought to “turn the Capitol into a military outpost in Baghdad,” he said.

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