AOC's Abuela Denies Aid from Matt Walsh's $100,000+ GoFundMe, Has Campaign Shut Down

AOC’s Abuela Denies Aid from Matt Walsh’s $100,000+ GoFundMe, Has Campaign Shut Down

If there’s one overarching theme among Democrats, particularly the expanding radical leftist wing of the party, it’s that any and all “assistance” for those in need MUST come from government. Private charities, individual philanthropists, and conscientious activists must filter any and all money they want to use to help others through the corrupt and ineffective hands of the IRS to be distributed as bribes by their benevolent DC overlords.

The Puerto Rican grandmother of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez allegedly demonstrated this today by declining to accept money raised by The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh. His GoFundMe to “Save AOC’s Abuela’s Ancestral Home” was shut down after the company learned she would not accept the money. I say she “allegedly” demonstrated leftism today because, as Walsh noted in a Facebook post, “someone” informed GoFundMe about the unwillingness of the family to accept the money.

The campaign began after a Twitter exchange between AOC and Walsh. The Congresswoman had posted about her grandmother’s terrible living conditions and blamed President Trump for blocking money to be sent to aid those who were hit hard by Hurricane Maria in 2017. According to Faithwire:

She used the Twitter thread to slam the response of former President Donald Trump, whom she said blocked relief [money] for Puerto Rico.

Conservative commentator Matt Walsh of The Daily Wireimmediately respondedto the politically charged thread, writing its shameful that you live in luxury while allowing your own grandmother to suffer in these squalid conditions.

You dont even have a concept for the role of [first generation], first-born daughters play in their families, replied Ocasio-Cortez. My abuela is okay. But instead of only caring for mine [and] letting others suffer, Im calling attention to the systemic injustices you seem totally fine [with] in having a U.S. colony.

Other criticsquickly pointed outOcasio-Cortez draws a salary of $174,000, rents a pricey apartment in Washington, D.C., and drives a Tesla.

Obviously this is AOC playing politics. She’d prefer her grandmother continue to live in utter destitution than have her accept money from anyone other than almighty government. Here’s Walsh’s post:

UPDATE: someone in AOCs abuelas family told GoFundMe that she wont take the money, even though AOC previously claimed that her grandma was in dire straits (and it was Trumps fault). AOC still hasnt acknowledged this effort or thanked us. The email from GoFundMe is below.

Tragically this charitable effort has been sabotaged by forces outside of our control. Still, Im grateful for the outpouring of support for abuela, even if AOC isnt. But questions remain: Why didnt AOC help her own abuela? Why was our help turned down? We are left to speculate.

In the end, our campaign raised more than $100,000 and could have solved a problem in ten hours that AOC couldnt solve in four years. We can all be proud of that. As for abuela, all we can do now is pray.

By AOC’s reckoning, only Big Government is allowed to “help” those in need. Money faithfully donated by private citizens that doesn’t get filtered through DC is unacceptable. She’d rather her “abuela” continue to live in squalor than take help from Matt Walsh.