Ted Cruz mocks AOC, says Trump 'ain't' gone

Ocasio-Cortez in January tweeted about the 'issue' of online trading platform Robinhood Markets Inc's decision to restrict retail trading in shares of GameStop and other stocks that have experienced dramatic gains.

She tweeted the restriction was "unacceptable," adding Congress needed to know more about Robinhood's decision "to block retail investors from purchasing stock while hedge funds are freely able to trade the stock as they see fit."

Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican, took to Twitter retweeting Ocasio-Cortez with rare words of agreement, writing "Fully agree."

Then, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted: "happy to work with Republicans on this issue where there’s common ground, but you [Ted Cruz] almost had me murdered 3 weeks ago so you can sit this one out."

Donald Trump's hold on the Republican Party was on display as an annual gathering of prominent U.S. conservatives began in earnest on Friday in Orlando Florida, with the former president expected to chart a future for the party with himself as the lead figure.

Cruz on Friday also told the crowd at CPAC: "Liberty is under assault and what are we going to do? I'll tell you. We will fight!" Adding, "Donald J. Trump ain't going anywhere."

Video Transcript

TED CRUZ: We are gathered in dark times. We're gathered at a time where the hard left, where the socialists control the levers of government.

Bernie is wearing mittens, and AOC is telling us she was murdered. And the media desperately, desperately, desperately wants to see a Republican civil war.

Liberty is under assault, and what are we going to do? I'll tell you. We will fight!

The media here looks at the men and women gathered here, at the young people gathered here as dangerous radicals. This is the rebel alliance. And Vader and the emperor-- and let's be clear, they're not your father-- are terrified of the rebels who are here. And I'm proud to tell you, Gina Carano is standing with us.

And you know what? There are a whole lot of voices in Washington that want to just erase the last four years. And they look at Donald J. Trump, and they look at the millions of millions of people inspired who went to battle fighting alongside President Trump, and they're terrified, and they want him to go away. Let me tell you this right now. Donald J. Trump ain't going anywhere.

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