AOC Gets Called out by Her Tia Like the Petulant Child She Is
New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has no end of PR magic flowing through her social media accounts, but on one of her most recent rampages against conservatives, she might have gone just a little too far.
Ocasio-Cortez makes no secret of her hatred for former President Donald Trump. She also makes no bones about thinking everything that is happening in the world today is because of global climate change. The âperfect stormâ of those two hatreds was Hurricane Maria that devastating portions of Ocasio-Cortezâs beloved Puerto Rico, where some of her family still lives.
While Ocasio-Cortez is not herself native of the island territories, she is vocal about her Latina background and like everything in her life, makes it quite political. However, one zealous reporter looking to verify Ocasio-Cortezâs most recent diatribe against the former president might have caught the New York Democrat in an outright lie.
Ocasio-Cortez began to point fingers after visiting her grandmother in Puerto Rico, after which she posted a photo of her Abuelaâs home which was in shambles, according to Ocasio-Cortez, due solely to the 2017 storm, Hurrican Maria and its devastation.
âJust 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. This is her home. Hurricane MarÃa relief hasnât arrived. Trump blocked relief $ for PR,â Ocasio-Cortez said.
âIn the aftermath of MarÃa, the Trump admin oversaw two key items: handing millions in public $ to unqualified donor pals (ex Whitefish). The other was to impose extremely difficult eligibility rules for Puerto Ricans, which allowed mass rejections of recovery fund applications,â she alleged.
So, to recap, the storm that took place four years ago devastated the area, and the former president for some unknown reason decided to keep funding from the area, sending it to an unknown place for an unknown period of time.
But not to worry, a spunky reporter from the Daily Mail decided to trust bu verify Ocasio-Cortezâs story and tracked down the house that belongs to Ocasio-Cortezâs grandmother. However, when the reporter showed up, a person outside, who identified themselves as AOCâs aunt, had a very different story than what the spotlight-hungry Bronx native told the world on Twitter.
âI am her aunt. We donât speak for the community.â The relative, who refused to give her name, added according toÂ the Daily MailÂ reported that the aunt said. âWe are private people, we donât talk about our family.â
The reporter went on to say that âIronically for AOC, she also refused to blame former President Donald Trump for thousands of Hurricane Maria victims being unable to get money to repair shattered homes.â
According to AOCâs self-proclaimed tiÃ¡, Washington was prompt with their aid, however, the distribution once on the islands was not what it would have been and people never got what the federal government sent.
âItâs a problem here in Puerto Rico with the administration and the distribution of help. It is not a problem with Washington. We had the assistance and it didnât get to the people,â the supposed aunt said.
Though itâs no doubt a whole lot more fun to blame the leader of the opposite party when things go wrong, what some progressives need to remember is that even the undecided people will still view the problem through the eyes of taxpayers that might need to fund whatever solution is decided upon.
AOC seems to feel that she can point the finger without offering facts or solutions and she is at best ill-informed and at worst a political hack looking to further herself through lies. While we could hope for the former, more evidence has piled up that seems to point to the latter.
In what was no doubt a move with twofold possible gain, Conservative commentator Matt Walsh made a move to try to help AOCâs Abuela, who according to the 30-something politician was in bad need. The conservative radio personality raisedÂ more than $100,000 after Ocasio-Cortezâs tweetÂ but according to The Blaze, someone in Ocasio-Cortezâs family turned the money down:
Welsh explained: ââSomeoneâ in AOCâs Abuelaâs family told GoFundMe that she wonât take the money, even though AOC previously claimed that her grandma was in dire straits (and it was Trumpâs fault).â
So, whoâs to blame? Maybe it depends on who you ask, but one thingâs for certain, itâs not always as it seems and one should always look for outside verification when it comes to a minimal with a Twitter account and an ax to grind.