AOC Spent the Weekend Doing Sen. Ted Cruz’s Job for Him
As Sen.Cruz hurried back from Cancun, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez helped local Texas politicians raise money and distribute supplies to those who were effected by last week's winter storm.
As Sen. Ted Cruz scrambled to undo the harm he created by abandoning his dwelling state in the midst of a monstrous winter storm that left millions with out energy, water, and meals for days, his web nemesis Rep. Ocasio-Cortez flew south to do his job for him. On Thursday, AOC took to Twitter to announce a fundraising effort for Texas. In line with NPR, inside two hours, she raised $325,000 in donations. By Sunday morning, that quantity had surpassed $four million. There’s an excellent likelihood the fundraiser will usher in $5 million earlier than Monday.
AOC did extra than simply elevate cash although. She joined native politicians Reps. Sylvia Garcia, Al Inexperienced, and Sheila Jackson Lee to fill meal containers on the Houston Meals Financial institution. Additionally they delivered water and visited the houses of Texans that had been impacted by the storm. “This isn’t simply a problem for Texans; this is a matter for our complete country,” Ocasio-Cortez advised reporters on Saturday. “And our complete country wants to come back and rally collectively behind the wants of Texans all throughout this state. That is the New York spirit, that is the Texas spirit, and that is the American spirit.” In the meantime, Cruz was sitting down in his wrinkled Patagonia for an interview with a neighborhood information station to double down on his “I did it for the youngsters” protection.
When information of Sen. Cruz fleeing to Cancun first leaked, converstive media jumped in to defend him by saying that as a federal official, there was nothing Cruz might do for Texans. Along with her activism, AOC identified the apparent to Cruz and his supporters: there are myriad methods to be there for individuals throughout a time of want, particularly when it’s your job to take action.