Tragedy struck Saturday morning, after Matt Walsh - whose GoFundMe campaign for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' abuela hit $104,000 - was informed that the Democratic Socialist's family won't be accepting the donations. As a result, everyone who donated will be refunded within 3-7 business days.
An update from Walsh reads:
UPDATE: “Someone” in AOC’s abuela’s family told GoFundMe that she won't take our money, even though AOC previously claimed that her grandma was in dire straits (and it was Trump’s fault). AOC still hasn’t acknowledged this effort or thanked us. Instead, she seems to think that it is worth $104,153 of her abuela's money to express that doesn't want money from the likes of us. Abuela could have accepted the money and donated it to charity, but it seems AOC preferred to insult the 5.800 people who donated.
GoFundMe is issuing a refund and assures us that 100% of every donation will be refunded within 3-7 business days. The email from GoFundMe is copied below.
Tragically this charitable effort has been sabotaged by forces outside of our control. Still I’m grateful for the outpouring of support for Abuela, even if AOC isn’t. But questions remain: Why didn’t AOC help her own abuela? Why was our help turned down? We are left to speculate.
In the end, our campaign raised 100 thousand dollars and could have solved a problem in ten hours that AOC couldn’t solve in four years. We can all be proud of that. As for Abuela, all we can do now is pray.
This is possibly elder abuse. The money was abuela’s - who according to AOC was nearly homeless. Refusing this money could be a crime depending on the circumstances as it’s depriving an elderly person of money legally owned by her. https://t.co/NrWnxC4SNE— Internet Dad Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) June 5, 2021
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After Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) revealed this week that her grandmother is living in a dilapidated home in Puerto Rico, which she blamed on former President Trump, scores of people began wondering why the well-off Congresswoman (who lied about growing up poor) allowed her abuela to live in squalor while she lives it up in DC.
this is gonna sound crazy but have you considered helping her https://t.co/0I8yzEirBR— Riva (@rivatez) June 2, 2021
🤔Trumps fault? You have 2 apartments and a Tesla...maybe you can help her out? Just saying ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ https://t.co/TIIbaYy97D— Ed ☯️ The Obsolete Man...a Free Thinker (@DowdEdward) June 3, 2021
Confronted with her own virtue-signaling, AOC spat out a word salad.
You don’t even have a concept for the role that 1st-gen, first-born daughters play in their families.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 2, 2021
My abuela is okay. But instead of only caring for mine & letting others suffer, I’m calling attention to the systemic injustices you seem totally fine w/ in having a US colony. https://t.co/QN0ZVoyDt2
And so, to help AOC's neglected abuela, Daily Wire journalist Matt Walsh set up a GoFundMe page which has raised over $65,000 in a matter of hours, becoming GoFundMe's "Top Fundraiser" for the day.
The fundraiser reads:
On June 2nd, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reported to Twitter that her dear abuela has fallen ill and continues to live in squalid conditions since her home was ravaged by Hurricane María.
One cannot be certain of the cost to repair grandma’s house, but surely most of the work could be completed for the price of AOC’s shiny Tesla Model 3.
As AOC pointed out to us, we "don’t even have a concept for the role that [incredibly successful children of two American citizens…] play in their families," but clearly caring for their own grandparent isn’t part of it.
Says the congresswoman, “…instead of only caring for [my own grandmother] & letting others suffer, I’m calling attention to the systemic injustices…”
No, seriously. She really said that.
Sadly, virtue-signaling isn’t going to fix abuela’s roof. So we are.
Let’s all kick in to help save AOC’s abuela’s ancestral home. Any amount is appreciated, but the cost of a monthly lease payment on that Tesla is around $499…
All proceeds will be donated to abuela, if she will accept them.
GoFundMe must be sweating bullets right now.