ODD COUPLE: AOC, Ted Cruz Team on Anti-Lobbying Legislation

‘Here’s something I don’t say often: on this point, I AGREE with @AOC…’

(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio–Cortez, D-N.Y., and conservative Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, have teamed up to co-lead legislation that would prevent lawmakers from joining the lobbying industry after leaving Congress.

The odd coalition began when Ocasio–Cortez tweeted an article on the large number of recently retired congressional members who found jobs as lobbyists.

Cruz responded to Ocasio–Cortez and said he’d join her in “bipartisan cooperation.”

The freshman Democrat replied: “If you’re serious about a clean bill, then I’m down. Let’s make a deal,” she said, noting that there couldn’t be any pork pay-outs or “partisan snuck-in clauses.”

“You’re on,” Cruz replied.

The unlikely pair also found co-sponsors on Twitter, including Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, and Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas.