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Internet Left Stunned After Ted Cruz Actually Praises Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Advice About Social Distancing

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A little over two weeks ago, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) exchanged some heated words on Twitter when Ocasio-Cortez condemned President Donald Trump's appointment of Vice President Mike Pence as the response director to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With thousands of cases now diagnosed throughout the United States, officials are urging Americans to practice "social distancing"—declining handshakes, keeping six feet away from others, and not going out unnecessarily.

Ocasio-Cortez repeated that recommendation on Twitter.

This time, she got a notably different response from Cruz.

People were pleasantly surprised to see the Trump supporter commend one of Trump's most vocal critics.

Cruz himself recently had to self-quarantine after interacting with someone who tested positive for the virus at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

The agreement of Cruz and Ocasio-Cortez signaled just how serious things have become in the face of the pandemic.

While the team-up was surprising, it isn't the first time the two have crossed ideological lines.

In the summer of last year, AOC and Cruz said they would co-sponsor legislation that would make it harder for former members of Congress to use their connections as lobbyists after becoming private citizens.