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 RoyGOP lawmaker blasts Omar and Tlaib: Netanyahu right to block 'enemies' of Israel The Hill's Campaign Report: 2020 Democrats step up attacks ahead of Detroit debate Conservatives call on Pelosi to cancel August recess MORE (R-Texas) on Wednesday became the second GOP lawmaker this week to reach out to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezTlaib says Trump 'scared' of 'Squad' The Memo: Dangers loom for Trump on immigration Students retreating from politics as campuses become progressive playgrounds 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 CruzIs this any way for NASA to build a lunar lander? GOP strategist predicts Biden will win nomination, cites fundraising strength 3 real problems Republicans need to address to win in 2020 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.