Cruz slams Yahoo report saying he missed Ocasio-Cortez's point on $7 airport croissants: 'Uh, no'

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward Cruz3 real problems Republicans need to address to win in 2020 The Hill's Morning Report - Trump on defense over economic jitters Democrats keen to take on Cornyn despite formidable challenges MORE (R-Texas) slammed Yahoo News over a report that claimed he "missed the point" being made by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOmar says US should reconsider aid to Israel Pro-Trump Republican immigrant to challenge Dem lawmaker who flipped Michigan seat 3 real problems Republicans need to address to win in 2020 MORE (D-N.Y), with the senator arguing that bagels at LaGuardia Airport in New York are expensive because of "government monopoly with a $19 minimum wage" and "medicare for all promises."

"Croissants at LaGuardia are going for SEVEN DOLLARS A PIECE," Ocasio-Cortez wrote to her more than 3.8 million Twitter followers on Monday in a broad argument for a minimum wage of $15. "Yet some people think getting a whole hour of personal, dedicated human labor for $15 is too expensive??"


"GOP taking every tweet so earnestly, making my point for me," she added in another post. "It’s not an argument against the price of a croissant - it’s about the value of human worth. But I guess that idea is foreign to them since their policies treat people as disposable anyway."

Cruz responded by mocking Ocasio-Cortez on social media.

"Oh the humanity! Here’s the answer: government-mandated FREE CROISSANTS FOR ALL. And we’ll just force the bakers to give all of their time for free," he wrote on Twitter.

After Yahoo News stated that Cruz missed the congresswoman's point, he again took to Twitter to argue that workers at LaGuardia already receive a minimum wage of $13.60. That hourly wage will increase to $15.60 later this year and to $19 by Sept. 2023.

"Yahoo News 'reports' I missed @aoc point," wrote Cruz. "Uh, no. (1) LaGuardia croissants are $7 BECAUSE it is govt monopoly w/ $19 min wage. (2) Medicare for all promises 'free' healthcare by forcing doctors (by analogy, bakers) to give away their labor for govt wages."