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 RoyGun control group plans to spend million in Texas in 2020 'Medicare for All' will turn into health care for none The advantage of paying for medical care directly MORE (R-Texas) on Wednesday became the second GOP lawmaker this week to reach out to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezDemocrats working to ensure Trump's second term Ocasio-Cortez announces slate of all-female congressional endorsements Ocasio-Cortez defends Warren against 'misogynist trope' 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 CruzPompeo to speak to influential conservative group in Iowa Top National Security Council aide moved to Energy Department role Ted Cruz takes aim at Alabama vasectomy bill: 'Yikes' 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.