Progressive NY Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is under fire after sharing a photo of the poor conditions her Grandmother lives in, leaving many to wonder why the successful social media star doesn’t simply financially help her.
AOC tweeted a photo of the conditions her Grandma lives in and wrote “Just 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 María relief hasn’t arrived. Trump blocked relief $ for PR.”
“People are being forced to flee ancestral homes, & developers are taking them,” she added.
Here are some of the responses:
“You live in luxury now that you make a ton of money and you don’t help your grandma? That’s cruel.”
“Shameful that you live in luxury while allowing your own grandmother to suffer in these squalid conditions”
You couldn’t swing a mortgage payment or two?”
“Honey, you drive a Tesla and have two apartments. If your grandmother is living poor that’s because you don’t help her out. I’m surprised that a socialist wouldn’t redistribute that wealth to their grandma. Sad!”
Kathy Griffin didn’t seem to agree with conservatives, writing “Thank you for continuing to do a great job. You represent Americans better than we represent ourselves