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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez set off a media firestorm after posting photos of the squalor in which her Puerto Rican grandmother lives and blaming it on former President Donald Trump.

Conservatives, who raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help Ocasio Cortez’s grandmother, Clotilde Rivera, responded by pointing out the immaculate luxury in which Ocasio-Cortez lives while doing nothing for Rivera.

But now Ocasio Cortez’s own family appears to be calling her out as a liar for blaming Trump.

“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,” Ocasio Cortez tweeted June 2, posting a photo of a Rivera’s collapsing, leaking ceiling.

“This is her home. Hurricane María relief hasn’t arrived. Trump blocked relief $ for PR,” Ocasio Cortez added.

In additional Twitter posts offering up a rambling conspiracy theory, Ocasio-Cortez claimed Trump and Wall Street blocked federal aid to help victims of the 2017 storm.

The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh responded by pointing out Ocasio-Cortez’s luxury D.C. apartment, expensive Tesla car and $174,000 annual salary with full benefits, and how she apparently made no effort to help her own grandmother for two years until the elderly woman’s misfortune could be exploited to blame Trump.

Walsh and other conservatives then raised $104,000 to help Rivera repair her home.

Ocasio-Cortez blocked the funds and continued to blame Trump.

But now it appears her own family is calling her a liar, saying local government incompetence, not Trump, is to blame.

The U.K.’s Daily Mail tracked down Ocasio-Cortez’s grandmother’s home and knocked on her door and Ocasio Cortez’s aunt answered the door.

The grandmother did not want to speak but the aunt, who did not want to give her name, shot down Ocasio-Cortez’s claims Trump was to blame.

“In this area people need a lot of help. Many people have needed it for the past four years and haven’t had anything,” she said.  But she refused to blame Trump, instead pointing out the Trump-approved aid is being held up by local politicians.

“It’s a problem here in Puerto Rico with the administration and the distribution of help. It is not a problem with Washington. We had the assistance and it didn’t get to the people,” the aunt said.

Ocasio-Cortez has not responded.


Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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LaserRay
LaserRay
3 months ago

What, a Democrat lying? Say it’s not so! (Sarc)

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
3 months ago
Reply to  LaserRay

They noticed that her lips were moving

Tim Hunt
Tim Hunt
3 months ago

There is something terribly disturbing about this lunatic, but how could anyone expect anything else from her, look where she is from! There are 2 places that should be “chiseled” off of this continent, those being New York and California! Both states run by idiot, self centered Democrats that demonstrate on a daily basis that they don’t give a damn about the citizens they were elected to serve and protect! Not a damn thing surprises me any longer!!!!!

Alfie
Alfie
3 months ago
Reply to  Tim Hunt

NY and CA are both CATHOLIC. AOC is CATHOLIC. Catholic is socialism. ALL CATHOLICS are socialists. Failure of a hundred nations, a thousand years of exactly 100% failure. Vote for ANY Catholic and you vote for a true history of perfect failure.

Lloyd
Lloyd
3 months ago
Reply to  Alfie

It might make your commentary less idiotic if you took the time to form complete sentences, but only marginally so.

Gotcha
Gotcha
3 months ago
Reply to  Alfie

You are so bigoted in your statement. IN A TRUE FALSE test the word “ALL” is a indication the the statement is false. I know entire Catholic families that are ULTRA conservative and refuse to take a gov’t dime. Though I agree that Biden and Pelosi and AOC don’t practice their professed fsith.

Gotcha
Gotcha
3 months ago
Reply to  Gotcha

Faith.

Graham
Graham
3 months ago

Wow the sheer irony of this situation. Blaming trump for not helping your grandma yet you block funds donated from conservatives to help her. Clearly AOC a moron. What’s worse is that there’s other morons out there that STILL support her.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
3 months ago
Reply to  Graham

I believe her Aunt. Remember when there was the disaster in Heidi???? The clint-on foundation was going to help after raising multi millions.
Ho there and see their conditions. Nothing has changed. The clint-ons kept the money. After all, they needed the money to give their spawn a very expensive, splashy wedding.

William J de Seve
William J de Seve
3 months ago

You are SO correct! You meant to write “Haiti” though. Hard to believe that people like the Clintons are still here. Do they not fear The Judgment Seat of Christ?

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
3 months ago

Yes, thank you for your response. I made 2 mistakes. Haiti, I think it auto corrected and I didn’t catch it, and I meant to say: Go there……
and not Ho there……sorry.

David
David
3 months ago

Why would they. Their both Satan’s seed.

Alfie
Alfie
3 months ago
Reply to  Graham

CATHOLICS are one step below moron… Remove brain, insert dogma and be a CATHOLIC forever. AOC is CATHOLIC. Catholic is socialism. ALL CATHOLICS are socialists. Failure of a hundred nations, a thousand years of exactly 100% failure. Vote for ANY Catholic and you vote for a true history of perfect failure.

Lorraine Perry
Lorraine Perry
3 months ago
Reply to  Alfie

Alfie, what you have written is completely false. There is zero truth.