The controversy began on Saturday night when Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive New York Democrat, shared a video of Boebert, a Colorado Republican, speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas that day.
In the video, Bobert Criticize government welfare programs, Said: “We are here to tell the government that we don’t want your welfare, we don’t want your welfare. Don’t knock on my door with your’Fauci ouchie’, you leave us alone.”
In response, Ocasio-Cortez sarcastically tweeted: “Tell them loudly, proud girl! The Republican Party will deprive you of unemployment protection and dismantle any public safety nets we leave behind! Then let labor People pay more for low wages, and Wall Street gets a meal ticket! What a conservative value baby!”
After that tweet, Bobert hit back at Ocasio-Cortez, saying that “no one will take the safety net.” The Colorado Republican then asked Ocasio-Cortez ironically how the “government reliance” worked for her “abuela,” which means grandmother in Spanish.
The comment seems to refer to An earlier tweet from Ocasio-Cortez this month, She shared in it that her grandmother in Puerto Rico had not received government assistance for her house after being damaged by Hurricane Maria in 2017.
In that tweet, the New York Democrat said her grandmother was ill and blamed the former president for the lack of financial support for Hurricane Relief Donald TrumpAt the time, this tweet aroused strong opposition from conservatives, including Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA), she accused Ocasio-Cortez of failing to personally take care of her grandmother.
On Sunday, Boebert tweeted in Ocasio-Cortez that seemed to exacerbate the fire: “Growing up in a Democratic family, I lined up to buy bread and government cheese. I want more for your grandmother, just like I did for me. That way. Don’t limit the American dream.”
Ocasio-Cortez then quickly fought back at Bobert, accusing the Republican congressman of “mocking” at her sick family member.
“Thank you for proving to the world that today’s version of the’conservative role model’ is someone who laughs at someone’s sick grandparents on the Internet. I can assure you that I will be better than you to my family. I will fight for you too. Of voters provide more services,” she wrote.
Boebert and Ocasio-Cortez often debate political issues on Twitter.
Bobert is a loyal supporter of Trump and is currently serving in her first term. She said in 2020 that she is “absolutely running” to “strengthen conservative values and accept AOC.” New York Post.
The two lawmakers also quarreled over the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
Although Boebert accused Ocasio-Cortez Dramatic deadly attack, New York Democrats said Republican lawmakers played down the riots. Ocasio-Cortez also proposed several Republicans By promoting the false narrative that voter fraud was stolen in the 2020 election, it contributed to the violence that day.
Bobert was one of several Trump supporters who spoke at CPAC on Saturday. In addition to criticizing the government’s welfare program, the Republican congressman also accused the Biden administration of operating under “authoritarian rule” through the coronavirus lockdown and vaccine program.