Conservative commentator Matt Walsh has raised more than $50,000 for US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s grandmother — after the pol was slammed on Twitter for not helping her “abuela’’ enough.
Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) had tweeted a thread Thursday depicting the conditions of her grandmother’s home, which was damaged during Hurricane Maria in 2017 — taking aim at the Trump administration for blocking aid to Puerto Rico.
Walsh was among those quick to fire back at the progressive lawmaker, alleging she was allowing her grandmother to “suffer” in “squalid conditions” while she herself lived in posh comfort.
“Shameful that you live in luxury while allowing your own grandmother to suffer in these squalid conditions,” the Daily Wire host tweeted.
Ocasio-Cortez shot back at Walsh that he doesn’t “even have a concept for the role that 1st-gen, first-born daughters play in their families.
“My abuela is okay. But instead of only caring for mine & letting others suffer, I’m calling attention to the systemic injustices you seem totally fine w/ in having a US colony,” she wrote.
Shortly after, Walsh facetiously launched the GoFundMe, stating that “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 of Friday late afternoon, the fundraiser had received $56,448 in donations.