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Ted Cruz and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Agree to Work on Bill Together, Twitter Users Freak Out


Hell hasn't frozen over, but it's true. Sen. Ted Cruz and U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, two of the most far-leaning elected officials in their respective parties, are teaming up.

On Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that she believes members of Congress shouldn't be able to "leverage [their] service" to become lobbyists. At the very least, there should be a wait period before members head off to become corporate lobbyists.
Then, Cruz shocked Twitter users when he said he agreed with AOC.
"I have long called for a LIFETIME BAN on former Members of Congress becoming lobbyists," Cruz tweeted. "The Swamp would hate it, but perhaps a chance for some bipartisan cooperation?"

Ocasio-Cortez jumped at the opportunity to get business done, laying out conditions in which she'd co-lead a bill with Cruz.
"@tedcruz if you're serious about a clean bill, then I'm down," the freshman congresswoman tweeted back. "Let's make a deal."

"You're on," Cruz replied.
Now that sounds like a solid bipartisan effort. At least at the outset.

Still, Twitter users were taken aback by the unlikely partnership.
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