That’s from a progressive New York City House Democrat….
Texas Republican Senator is back from Cancun doing nothing ….
Ocasio-Cortez began her fundraiser on Thursday after freezing temperatures took over Texas and left millions without power or clean water. Her press secretary, Ivet Contreras, confirmed to CNN that nearly $5 million had been collected as of Sunday evening.
CNN noted that this is Ocasio-Cortez’s first major fundraising effort and disaster site visit apart from efforts relating to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic….
The congresswoman visited Texas on Saturday, helping distribute food at the Houston Food Bank and visiting a home affected by the winter storm, CNN reported.
“It’s one thing to read about what’s going on but it’s another thing entirely to see the damage for ourselves,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “The message in Washington is let’s not let people get caught up in a bunch of red tape. Let’s try to get this assistance out the door as much as people need and as quickly as we can.”….