Sen. requested. Ted Cruz his fellow member of Congress, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a “Happy Birthday” on Wednesday, just weeks after the dueling duo released their latest attack on each other.
“Happy Birthday to @AOC,” the Texas Republican wrote on Twitter with lots of birthday -themed emojis. “Although we disagree on many issues, we are both fortunate to live in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.”
On Oct. 13, Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was 32 years old. Cruz was 18 years older and aged 51 in December.
The New York Democrat did not directly respond to or like Cruz’s tweet, though he liked and responded to several other birthday greetings from other fellow House members.
“Thank you all for the birthday greetings!” He tweeted Wednesday night. “Is there advice for a 30? It’s been a pandemic almost the entire season so far, so the advice was favored.”
Cruz’s seemingly good greeting came just two weeks after the senator Ocasio-Cortez was attacked in failing to hold the president accountable for the border crisis – as he referred to during the Trump administration – and challenged him to visit “Biden cages.”
In a speech on the Senate floor about the massive influx of illegal immigrants on the southern border, Cruz mocked Ocasio-Cortez’s previous visit to a migrant facility in West Texas in 2018, when he was pictured standing near the fencing holding her hands to her face
“Sir. The President, every Democrat who stood up and tortured children in prisons, in the House of Representatives, Representative Ocasio-Cortez, has a famous picture of him holding his head of children in prisons , ”said the Texas senator, who mimicked the photo. “Well, I’ll give a simple challenge for Representative Ocasio-Cortez and for every Democrat in this body: Look at the Biden cages with your own eyes.”
Just days before, Cruz killed Ocasio-Cortez while attending the Met Gala, where he wore widely ridiculed dress with the words “Tax the rich” written on the back.
“Cost per Ticket: $ 30,000. The virtue of signing on to your base while venturing-without a mask-on people you think you hate: Priceless, ” Cruz tweeted.
The progressive congressman defended himself after the event, noting that New York elected officials were often invited to attend the Met Gala, and he was one of many there.
“And before haters fly wild on the handle, New York elected officials are regularly invited and attend the Met because of our responsibilities for overseeing and supporting the city’s cultural institutions for the public. I’m one of the many attended tonight, ”she said.
The two lawmakers had long disagreed throughout their time in Congress being together and made headlines in early 2020 when the duo fought on Twitter who knows more about science, after Ocasio-Cortez read out the decision to put on Vice President Mike Pence who oversees the coronavirus task force.
“Mike Pence literally doesn’t believe in science. It’s totally irresponsible to put him in charge of the US coronavirus response while the world is sitting on top of a pandemic. This decision could damn people in their lives. Pence’s past decisions already exist, “she tweeted at the time.
“As you speak as the oracle of science, tell us, what exactly is a Y chromosome?” the Texas Republican shot again the first of three sarcastic tweets targeting the New Yorker.
“And at what age of pregnancy does science tell us that an unborn child feels physical pain?” He added.
The next day, Ocasio-Cortez settled the dispute, listing his academic accomplishments.
“Sen. Cruz, while I understand you judge people’s intelligence by the lowest income they have, I hold awards from the MIT Lincoln Lab and others for achievements in microbiology, ”he wrote.
“Second, I was surprised that you asked about chromosomes given that you don’t believe in evolution. Sincerely, an Intel global finalist, an fmr multi-year intern for Sen. Kennedy, a cum laude dual major in Economics & International Relations, an fmr Educational Director for the national organization, Who among you is ‘just a bartender,’ as well as your colleague, ”he concludes, adding a link to a 2018 Quartz story about his win at a science fair in high school.
Earlier this year, their dispute went a step further then Ocasio-Cortez accused Cruz of nearly “killing” him in the Jan. 6 Capitol Riot.
The New York Democrat refused to apologize and told The Post he was stuck with his statement.
“That’s not the quote and I won’t apologize for what I said,” he said.
The dispute came after Cruz attempted to expand an olive branch to Ocasio-Cortez, who said he shared his concern about Robinhood’s stock-trading platform restricting a grassroots campaign to buy GameStop stock. .
“I’m happy to work with Republicans on this issue where there’s a common basis, but you almost killed me 3 weeks ago so you could serve this one. I’m happy to work w / almost any other GOP that isn’t trying to kill me. In the meantime. if you want to help, you can resign, ”the congressman replied to Cruz.