You probably read how she whines about how it was Trumpo’s fault her grandmother’s house was trashed in a hurricane and still isn’t fixed.
But she can buy a brand new Tesla (the cost of which would have repaired the house.)
So Matt Walsh took up a collection, got over $100,000 which he was going to give to the mother but Occasional-Kotex would have to accept it.
She truly is the face of hypocritical, duplicitous, self-centered liberalism.
She had posted images on social media earlier this week showing the severely damaged house – with a falling-in ceiling – which she blamed on former President Trump, who she said had blocked aid to the hurricane-ravaged island and US territory.
Commentator Matt Walsh said it was rich that someone who made $174,000 a year as a congresswoman – and drove a Tesla – would be begging on Twitter for help; he organized the GoFundMe campaign that had raised $104,000 by Saturday morning.
But a spokesperson for the crowdfunding platform GoFundMe told DailyMail.com on Saturday that ‘the beneficiary has made clear to our Trust and Safety team they do not wish to accept the donations.’
‘I can confirm the donations have been turned off and all donors will be fully refunded,’ GoFundMe spokesperson Bobby Whithorne told DailyMail.com.
Walsh, a blogger for Daily Wire who launched the fundraiser, also confirmed on Saturday that ‘someone in AOC’s abuela’s family told GoFundMe that she won’t take the money, even though AOC previously claimed that her grandma was in dire straits (and it was Trump’s fault).’ Abuela is Spanish for grandmother.
Walsh, who posted an email from GoFundMe on his Twitter account, added: ‘AOC still hasn’t acknowledged this effort or thanked us.’
Critics, including Walsh, were quick to jump on Ocasio-Cortez’s initial post on Wednesday showing her grandmother’s home in a dilapidated state after it sustained damage due to Hurricane Maria in September 2017.
The critics questioned why the progressive lawmaker who makes $174,000 and drives a Tesla isn’t sending money to help her grandmother.
‘On June 2nd, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reported to Twitter that her dear abuela has fallen ill and continues to live in squalid conditions since her home was ravaged by Hurricane María,’ Walsh wrote on the GoFundMe crowdfunding page on Friday.
‘One cannot be certain of the cost to repair grandma’s house, but surely most of the work could be completed for the price of AOC’s shiny Tesla Model 3.
‘As AOC pointed out to us, we “don’t even have a concept for the role that [incredibly successful children of two American citizens…] play in their families,” but clearly caring for their own grandparent isn’t part of it.
‘Says the congresswoman, “…instead of only caring for [my own grandmother] & letting others suffer, I’m calling attention to the systemic injustices…”
‘No, seriously. She really said that.
‘Sadly, virtue-signaling isn’t going to fix abuela’s roof. So we are.
‘Let’s all kick in to help save AOC’s abuela’s ancestral home. Any amount is appreciated, but the cost of a monthly lease payment on that Tesla is around $499…
‘All proceeds will be donated to abuela, if she will accept them.’
As of Saturday morning, the fundraiser raised a total of $104,153, but GoFundMe says that all of the money will be returned to each donor.
The crowdfunding effort took off after Walsh’s hashtag #HelpAbuela went viral on Twitter.
Nonetheless it generated outrage from both the left and the right.
Amanda Milius, a former Trump administration official, said the fundraiser was a ‘stupid [and] not even remotely humored AOC-obsessed GOP stunt’ and that donors should give money to ‘actual people who need help.’
Walsh replied to Milius: ‘Of course we do something new and interesting and some people on the right whine about it.
‘Not sure how our fundraiser is preventing anyone from donating to any other fundraiser, but okay Amanda.
‘Sorry you’re offended.’
Elijah Schaffer, a reporter for the right-leaning The Blaze, tweeted: ‘Conservatives are raising money for AOC’s family & I can’t even breathe. Lol.
‘As if we weren’t taken advantage of and abused by the Dems already, now we paying their family bills.’
Walsh tweeted in response to Schaffer: ‘I’m a philanthropist, Elijah. Just doing what philanthropists do.
‘AOC has her money tied up in Tesla car payments so I’m stepping in to solve the problem. That’s all there is to it.’
Others like columnist Kurt Schlichter praised Walsh, saying his fundraiser was ‘genius.’
Gina Bontempo tweeted: ‘As a self-proclaimed 1st-gen, first-born minority daughter, AOC should feel so ashamed that a straight white Christian male like Matt Walsh is doing more to help her poverty-stricken abuela than she is.
‘He’s raised over $40,000 already.’
Others offered harsh criticism, with one Twitter user calling Walsh ‘sick in the mind.’
Another Twitter user denounced Walsh as a ‘fascist’ and urged others to report the ‘fraudulent fundraising activity’ to GoFundMe.
DailyMail.com has reached out to Walsh and Ocasio-Cortez’s office for comment.