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WASHINGTON, D.C.–History was made this week as one of the biggest rivalries in American politics today came to an abrupt halt. Once bitter enemies from opposing political parties, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York have put aside their differences and become close allies after realizing that their mothers were both named Martha.
The revelation came after a recent Congressional session. Ocasio-Cortez, daughter of renowned philanthropists Thomas and Martha Ocasio-Cortez, announced an amendment to her proposed Green New Deal, in which Kryptonite solutions would be used in climate change. The proposed plan was expected to be rebuffed by Cruz, who, instead of attending the Congressional meeting to challenge the plan, quickly left with his family on an impromptu vacation to Cancun.
The following week, however, Cruz–son of country farmers Jonathan and Martha Cruz–did show up to challenge the Green New Deal. “This plan must be stopped in order to save Martha,” he announced to Congress. Ocasio-Cortez immediately responded back with, “WHY DID YOU SAY THAT NAME?”, disclosing that her own mother was named Martha as well.
Following the mutual realization, Cruz and Ocasio-Cortez have together begun pursuing a bipartisan effort to promote fairness, security, and general welfare in all aspects of American life, beginning in the nation’s capital. The effort could signal not only a Washington D.C. extended universe, but also a new dawn of justice for the country.