‘Zip it, girl!’ Kathy Griffin steps on a rake trying to suck up to AOC

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It doesn’t take much effort to get a grasp of the value system that alleged comedian Kathy Griffin falls back on, just look to her latest attention-seeking ploy on Twitter.

The 60-year-old performer who once admitted that former President Donald Trump “broke” her, after she was photographed holding a severed bloody head made to look like, took to social media to support U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who tweeted that for the first time in a year, she recently visited her “abuela” in Puerto Rico.

Explaining that her grandmother had fallen ill, the self-avowed democratic socialist included several photographs of her home.

“This is her home. Hurricane María relief hasn’t arrived. Trump blocked relief $ for PR,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

The tweet prompted Griffin to latch onto Ocasio-Cortez’s coattail to profusely praise the radical Democrat.

“Thank you for continuing to do a great job. You represent Americans better than we represent ourselves,” Griffin tweeted.

Hurricane Maria was a deadly Cat 5 hurricane that hit the northeastern Caribbean in September 2017  — just over a year later, Ocasio-Cortez would be elected to Congress, suddenly earning $174,000 annually.

The lawmaker attributed COVID-19 as the reason her visit was the first in a year, but this implies that Ocasio-Cortez was there sometime in early 2020. Did the home look the same way then? We are led to believe so, which prompts the question why didn’t she protest then? Also, why didn’t AOC help her Abuela out at the time? She had the entirety of 2019 to do so, as well.

But instead, Ocasio-Cortez blames former President Donald Trump, claiming that his administration handed “millions in public $ to unqualified donor pals,” and moved to “impose extremely difficult eligibility rules for Puerto Ricans, which allowed mass rejections of recovery fund applications.”

Deep into a series of tweets she shared, she skirted the rampant corruption in Puerto Rico, naming “La Junta [and] local policies” for pushing families out —  Congress had established an appointed Fiscal Control Board to oversee debt restructuring, which is referred to on the island as La Junta.

All of which drew praise from Griffin?

But there was also confusion in the way Griffin worded the tweet, as some saw it as not realizing that Ocasio-Cortez was an American.

In effect, Griffin ended up getting it from both sides, as seen below:

Tom Tillison


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