Conservative commentator Matt Walsh has raised greater than $50,000 for US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s grandmother — after the pol was slammed on Twitter for not serving to her “abuela’’ sufficient.
Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) had tweeted a thread Thursday depicting the circumstances of her grandmother’s house, which was broken throughout Hurricane Maria in 2017 — taking purpose on the Trump administration for blocking assist to Puerto Rico.
Walsh was amongst these fast to fireside again on the progressive lawmaker, alleging she was permitting her grandmother to “endure” in “squalid circumstances” whereas she herself lived in posh consolation.
“Shameful that you simply dwell in luxurious whereas permitting your personal grandmother to endure in these squalid circumstances,” the Day by day Wire host tweeted.
Ocasio-Cortez shot again at Walsh that he doesn’t “actually have a idea for the position that 1st-gen, first-born daughters play of their households.
“My abuela is okay. However as an alternative of solely caring for mine & letting others endure, I’m calling consideration to the systemic injustices you appear completely positive w/ in having a US colony,” she wrote.
Shortly after, Walsh facetiously launched the GoFundMe, stating that “One can’t be sure of the price to restore grandma’s home, however absolutely many of the work could possibly be accomplished for the worth of AOC’s shiny Tesla Mannequin 3.”
As of Friday late afternoon, the fundraiser had acquired $56,448 in donations.