As you all know by now, Sen. Ted Cruz offered via tweet to work with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on investigating Robinhood’s blocking retail investors from buying stock, and Ocasio-Cortez instead told Cruz to resign because “you almost had me murdered 3 weeks ago.” While we wait for Twitter to put Birdwatch into motion and add the appropriate “context” to that tweet (i.e., it’s a flat-out lie), conservatives are pointing out that it’s that sort of over-the-top rhetoric that led to a Bernie Sanders supporter shooting up a Republican baseball practice.

What very few people are pointing out is the shooting of Gabby Giffords, and there’s a good reason for that; the shooter’s motivation wasn’t political. Still, CNN political commentator Doug Heye is “constantly reminded” of the shooting and warns Republicans that they’re “playing with matches.”


It turns out he did tweet about the Steve Scalise shooting back in 2017 …