Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas., got here to the protection of Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., on Monday after the progressive congresswoman acquired a number of death threats on Twitter.
Over the weekend, Omar put a highlight on the threats she had acquired from different Twitter customers, telling the social media big that the posts about her have been “unacceptable.” One tweet had known as her a “terrorist” who “should be hanged for treason.”
Cruz expressed solidarity with Omar amid the viral threats.
“This is reprehensible,” Cruz tweeted. “Disagree with @IlhanMN on the merits, fine, but death threats to anyone are not a joke.”
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Omar later tweeted her due to Cruz.
This wasn’t the primary time Cruz had reached out to a member of the “Squad” of House Democrats. Earlier this yr, the GOP senator shaped a legislative alliance with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., in hopes of cracking down on politicians who later would change into lobbyists.
“I’m looking forward to seeing where and how far they’d be willing to move on that, but I’m encouraged,” Ocasio-Cortez stated in June. “I think there’s some wiggle room here. It’s super-bizarre, really weird. Never thought in my life that one of my first pushes would be alongside Ted Cruz.”
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“I think it really shows what the true spirit of not being partisan is,” she continued.
“And, that bipartisanship doesn’t mean let’s come together to go to war and lower taxes on the rich. But, bipartisanship means, OK, I will swallow all of my distaste in this situation, because we have found a common interest.”