The last time that Sen. Ted Cruz, R-T.X., described the Democrats, he called them “bat-crap crazy.”
Now, Cruz finds himself cutting a deal with an unlikely lawmaker…. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.
Cruz reached across the aisle and respond to the congressional Democrat over a crucial political issue.
“Indeed, I have long called for a LIFETIME BAN on former Members of Congress becoming lobbyists,” Cruz responded to an Ocasio-Cortez tweet late last week. “The Swamp would hate it, but perhaps a chance for some bipartisanship cooperation?”
AOC: If you are a member of Congress + leave, you shouldn’t be allowed to turn right around&leverage your service for a lobbyist check.
I don’t think it should be legal at ALL to become a corporate lobbyist if you’ve served in Congress.
At minimum there should be a long wait period.
Cruz: Here’s something I don’t say often: on this point, I AGREE with @AOC Indeed, I have long called for a LIFETIME BAN on former Members of Congress becoming lobbyists. The Swamp would hate it, but perhaps a chance for some bipartisan cooperation?
To which Ocasio-Cortez responded with what seems like the unthinkable –
AOC: .@tedcruz if you’re serious about a clean bill, then I’m down.
Let’s make a deal.
If we can agree on a bill with no partisan snuck-in clauses, no poison pills, etc – just a straight, clean ban on members of Congress becoming paid lobbyists – then I’ll co-lead the bill with you.