Thousands of protestors stormed the Capitol building in Washington on Wednesday, animated by accusations that the November election was stolen from President Trump through widespread voter fraud.
Democratic congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demanded Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Josh Hawley of Missouri resign on Thursday due to their “self-serving actions” and accused them of contributing to the “deaths of four people” during the storming of the Capitol building the previous night.
“Both you and Senator Hawley must resign. If you do not, the Senate should move for your expulsion”, she said on Twitter.
The post came in response to an initial condemnation of the assault on Wednesday by Cruz as a “despicable act of terrorism”.
Senator Cruz issued a strong response to Ms Ocasio-Cortez, calling her “a liar,” and affirming that he isn’t “going anywhere”.
He clarified that leading a “debate in the Senate on ensuring election integrity” is carrying out the job of a senator and is “in no way responsible for the despicable terrorists who attacked the Capitol yesterday”.
Mr Cruz pledged to continue fighting the New York Congresswomen and her “socialist buddies” over taxes, the environment, immigration, and the Supreme Court.
Despite key Trump administration officials finding no evidence of widespread vote fraud and the president himself accepting a peaceful transition of power between himself and Joe Biden, the Texas senator is still…