GOP lawmaker reaches out to Ocasio-Cortez on limiting Supreme Court's power

GOP lawmaker reaches out to Ocasio-Cortez on limiting Supreme Court's power
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Rep. Chip RoyCharles (Chip) Eugene RoyOn The Money: Pelosi says no debt ceiling hike until deal on spending caps | McConnell pressures White House to strike budget deal | Warren bill would wipe out billions in student debt | Senate passes IRS reform bill On The Money: Pelosi says no debt ceiling hike until deal on spending caps | McConnell pressures White House to strike budget deal | Warren bill would wipe out billions in student debt | Senate passes IRS reform bill House conservative's procedural protest met with bipartisan gripes MORE (R-Texas) on Wednesday became the second GOP lawmaker this week to reach out to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezPolice say man trespassed into Ocasio-Cortez's office Police say man trespassed into Ocasio-Cortez's office Ocasio-Cortez starts petition to repeal Hyde Amendment MORE (D-N.Y.) on Twitter to propose working together on bipartisan legislation.

“Hey @AOC if you want to join forces to limit the power/reach of SCOTUS and the Courts, sounds great!,” Roy wrote. “Let’s discuss over lobby reform!”

Roy quote-tweeted a post from Ocasio-Cortez in which the freshman lawmaker wrote, “Party aside, the Supreme Court has gotten things horrifyingly wrong in the past,” referencing high-profile high court decisions such as Citizens United.

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“That’s why Congress must preserve our power and independence: we are part of the check + balance,” she added.

Roy’s pitch comes after Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOcasio-Cortez and Cruz's dialogue shows common ground isn't just for moderates Ted Cruz, AOC have it right on banning former members of Congress from becoming lobbyists Ted Cruz, AOC have it right on banning former members of Congress from becoming lobbyists MORE (R-Texas) reached out to Ocasio-Cortez to suggest they team up on making birth control available over the counter.

The unlikely pair recently agreed to work together on lobbyist reforms.