Ocasio-Cortez — The Socialist Who Owns A Tesla — Gets Roasted On Social Media For Not Helping Grandma In Puerto Rico

Kyle Reynolds Contributor
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Critics took to Twitter to rail against Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — a self-identified Democratic Socialist — after the congresswoman denounced the poor living conditions of her grandmother in Puerto Rico.

Ocasio-Cortez complained Wednesday that “Hurricane María relief hasn’t arrived” yet and that “Trump blocked relief” money for Puerto Rico. She also claimed that “People are being forced to flee ancestral homes, & developers are taking them.”

The congresswoman’s critics were quick to call out her hypocrisy. Lavern Spicer, a Florida congressional candidate, replied to Ocasio-Cortez saying, “Honey, you drive a Tesla and have two apartments. If your grandmother is living poor that’s because you don’t help her out.”

Political Commentator Matt Walsh called Ocasio-Cortez’s hypocrisy “shameful.”

The Libertarian Party of Tennessee chimed in, arguing that private donations would be more beneficial than government aid.

Conservative columnist Courtney Kirchoff also tweeted, “Very sad indeed. Why aren’t you spreading your wealth around and helping her out?”

This isn’t the first time Ocasio-Cortez has been lambasted for apparently betraying her socialist ideals. After appearing on the cover of Vanity Fair in an outfit valued at $14,000, the congresswoman drew criticism from political pundits and commentators. (RELATED: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Offers $58 ‘Tax The Rich’ Sweatshirt)

Columnist Sunanda Vashisht tweeted at the time, “So happy that AOC is upholding the long established hypocritical tradition of Socialists who believe Socialism is for [the] poor while they enjoy the fruits of Capitalism.”