Marjorie Taylor Greene reignites the feud by claiming that AOC should look after her grandmother.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has rekindled her dispute with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, accusing her of failing to help her grandmother in Puerto Rico.
Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on the situation of Puerto Ricans earlier this week, criticizing former President Donald Trump and local officials for how relief was distributed following Hurricane Maria in 2017.
“My abuela became ill just over a week ago.
Ocasio-Cortez wrote, “I went to Puerto Rico to see her- my 1st time in a year+ cuz of COVID,” accompanied photographs of her grandmother’s home, a desolate region with a broken roof. “This is where she calls home. Hurricane Mara aid has yet to come. Trump vetoed aid funds for Puerto Rico. People are being forced to flee their ancestral homes, which are being taken by developers.”
We got right to work contacting neighborhood advocates and leaders and tracking down the funds.
The plight of Puerto Ricans is structural. Much of it can be traced back to La Junta, the Wall Street-connected fiscal control body given power over the island by the United States.
June 2, 2021 — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC)
“And for the record, my abuela is doing fine,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. It’s not about us; it’s about what’s going on with Puerto Ricans all around the island. What about the thousands of people who don’t have a place to go and be cared for?” she wondered.
Conservatives, on the other hand, attacked Ocasio-Cortez right after, accusing her of living in luxury while her grandma suffered.
In an appearance on Newsmax, Greene accused Ocasio-Cortez of “constantly playing the victim” while not doing enough to care for her grandmother.
“This is a woman with a yearly salary of $174,000 dollars. She isn’t married and doesn’t support a family, according to Greene.
(@AOC) The challenges that people in Puerto Rico are facing are due to socialism.
President Trump is not one of them.
Stop being a perpetual victim, stop preaching victimhood, and stop pushing socialist policies that create government corruption and systemic poverty. pic.twitter.com/pyyiLmPHlD
— Marjorie Taylor Greene (@mtgreenee) June 5, 2021
“If her grandmother is living in squalor or having a hard time, she should be down there taking care of her. She should be paying for a place for her to live. She’s the one. This is a brief summary.