Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez entered Congress determined to turn America into Venezuela.
And that meant she would attack every amendment in the Bill of Rights.
Now, you won’t believe who just gave Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the biggest boost of her career.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz is the last Republican anyone thought would team up with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
But the two lawmakers appear to have struck a deal to restrict the First Amendment rights of former members of Congress.
The Daily Caller reports:
Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez found something they agree on Thursday, and other lawmakers say they will pitch in, Ocasio-Cortez announced in a Thursday evening tweet.
“Okay, with [Democratic California Sen. Brian Schatz and Cruz] we’ve got at least one D-R team in the Senate to ban members becoming lobbyists, [and] myself w/ [Republican Texas Rep. Chip Roy] makes at least one D-R team in the House. And that’s just in a few hours – there will surely be more from both parties to sign on. Nice,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote with a thumbs-up emoji.
Cruz and Ocasio-Cortez bantered about their shared discontent with the so-called “revolving door of K Street” — federal lawmakers using their connections to become well-heeled lobbyists once they are out of office. Law mandates ex-House members must wait a year to lobby their former colleagues, while ex-senators must wait two.
A report finding around half of ex-members of the 115th Congress went straight to lobbying and other gigs with federal influence came out Thursday and prompted the exchange.
This legislation sounds harmless.
But it is unconstitutional.
The First Amendment protects the right of citizens to petition their government.
Ted Cruz is falling into the trap many Republicans do in Washington, D.C.
They latch on to “feel good” causes that allow them to look “reasonable” to the Democrats and their allies in the Fake News Media.
But Senator Cruz should remember the success he enjoyed during the 2016 Presidential election was due to his uncompromising constitutional conservatism.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.