Conservative commentator Matt Walsh is taking matters into his own hands after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., appeared to blame former President Trump for the poor conditions of her grandmother’s home following Hurricane Maria.
On Tuesday, the Democratic “Squad” member took to Twitter following her visit to her “abuela” (“grandmother” in Spanish) for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak and documented the damage to her home that remained from the natural disaster in 2017.
“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,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted while sharing images of buckets on the floor catching leaking water and damage to the ceiling. “Hurricane María relief hasn’t arrived. Trump blocked relief $ for PR. People are being forced to flee ancestral homes, & developers are taking them.”
She continued, “We immediately got to work reaching out to community advocates and leaders and following the money. What’s happening to Puerto Ricans is systemic. Much of it can be traced to La Junta, aka the Wall Street-connected fiscal control board that the US gave power to over the island.”
Ocasio-Cortez accused the Trump administration of overseeing “millions in public $” being handed to “unqualified donor pals” and imposing “extremely difficult eligibility rules for Puerto Ricans, which allowed mass rejections of recovery fund applications.”
“I want to be clear – while Trump admin had a major role, it wasn’t just them,” the congresswoman wrote in the Twitter thread. “La Junta, local policies, etc were all on the same page: policies that pushed out local families. To turn this around, we need audits & get recovery relief to people ASAP, without the onerous strings. And for the record – my abuela is doing okay. It’s not about us, but about what’s happening to Puerto Rican’s across the island. She had a place to go to and be cared for – what about the thousands of people who don’t?”
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