A conservative columnist raised $104,153 on GoFundMe for the grandmother of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., in Puerto Rico, but the family is refusing the help after AOC called out former President Donald Trump not doing enough to help.
After the Squad member posted on Twitter, lamenting the condition of her grandmother’s home in Puerto Rico following 2017’s Hurricane Maria, conservative Daily Wire columnist Matt Walsh set up a GoFundMe page that raised $104,153, only to be told the family is refusing the donation.
Walsh tweeted Saturday:
“UPDATE: ‘someone’ in AOC’s abuela’s family told GoFundMe that she will not take the 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.”
“We are in touch with the beneficiary’s family, and they have made clear they will not be accepting the funds,” the online crowdfunding site wrote in an email to Walsh.
The site told Walsh in the email the donations would be refunded to those that contributed.
AOC posted June 2 she had visited her grandmother in Puerto Rico, or abuela in Spanish, after she fell ill and that relief money for