Some right-wing insurrectionist blurts in the Twitters that Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is a photo-opportunist menace while Governor Kristi Noem is a model of hard-working rectitude:
Hmm… Rep. Ocasio-Cortez flew to Texas to volunteer in a Houston food bank while raising millions of dollars for relief organizations:
A fundraising effort spearheaded by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to help storm-battered Texans has raised more than $4 million in just a few days.
On Saturday, Ocasio-Cortez was on the ground in Texas to celebrate the success of the fundraising effort, which will go to local organizations providing Texans food assistance, homelessness relief and elder care. She was joined by Democratic Texas Reps. Sylvia Garcia and Sheila Jackson Lee, all of whom helped fill boxes at the Houston Food Bank.
…As Houston Public Media reports, the money will go toward several organizations, including the Houston Food Bank, Family Eldercare, Feeding Texas and the Bridge Homeless Recovery Center. But charity itself, while helpful, doesn’t replace the need for policies that prevent power grids from failing in the future, Ocasio-Cortez said [Matthew S. Schwartz, “Ocasio-Cortez Fundraising Drive for Texas Relief Raises $4 Million,” NPR, 2021.02.21].
I welcome readers to submit news and photos of Kristi Noem flying to other states to help with disaster relief efforts at any point during her eight years in Congress.
Meanwhile, Governor Noem, who hates free lunches but loves free dinners, flew to Texas yesterday for no known reason other than to fundraise for her own campaign and pose for photos with fawning Republicans:
Also in Texas yesterday was President Joe Biden, who, doing his job, got a briefing from emergency response officials and visited a food bank.
Noem now flies to Florida, where Texas Senator Ted Cruz was yesterday warming up her Trumpist CPAC crowd by joking about his trip to Cancún.
Tell me again: which parties leaders are serious about working for a living and for the people who voted for them… and for the people who didn’t?