Wednesday after sharing on social media photos of ceiling damage to her grandmother’s home in Puerto Rico, radical Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) sparked a backlash by claiming Hurricane Maria relief had not arrived because “Trump blocked relief $ for PR.”
“Just over a week ago, my abuela fell ill. I went to Puerto Rico to see her – my 1st time in a year+ bc of COVID,” she wrote on Twitter. “This is her home. Hurricane María relief hasn’t arrived. Trump blocked relief $ for PR. People are being forced to flee ancestral homes, & developers are taking them.”
In response, Florida Republican congressional candidate Lavern Spicer tweeted, “Honey, you drive a Tesla and have two apartments. If your grandmother is living poor that’s because you don’t help her out.”
Columnist Matt Walsh also replied, writing, “Shameful that you live in luxury while allowing your own grandmother to suffer in these squalid conditions.”
“You make nearly $200,000 a year. Why not peel off a few bucks for a family member in need?” another Twitter user added. “That’s literally what family does for one another.”
“Very sad indeed. Why aren’t you spreading your wealth around and helping her out?” yet another user wrote.
But AOC is a socialist. She expects the government to solve all problems with other people’s money.