The back-and-forth started when AOC sarcastically taunted Boebert over her 'Good ol conservative values' when in her Conservative Political Action Conference speech on Saturday she told federal government to 'leave us the hell alone.'
'Ask Abuela how that government reliance is going,' Boebert wrote on Twitter Sunday, referencing a tweet last month where Ocasio-Cortez shared images of her grandmother's dilapidated home in Puerto Rico – still in ruins from the 2017 hurricane season.
'Nobody is taking safety nets away,' Boebert assured.
'Growing up in a Democrat household, I stood in line for bread and government cheese. I want more for your grandma, just as I did for me,' she continued. 'Don't limit the American dream.'Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
AOC responded in anger after Boebert brought her grandmother into the conversation: 'Thank you for proving to the world that today's version of 'conservative role model' is a person who mocks other people's ill grandparents on the internet.'
'I can promise you I will treat your family better than you do mine. And I'll fight for your constituents more, too,' she tweeted along with an emoji of a waving hand.
Progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went after 'good ol conservative values' in responding to a speech by Rep. Lauren Boebert who pushed for less government involvement
Boebert hit back at AOC, making it personal by bringing Ocasio-Cortez's family into the argument. 'Ask Abuela how that government reliance is going,' she said of the progressive lawmaker's Puerto Rican grandmother
AOC said this sort of personal attack is proof that 'today's version of 'conservative role mode' is a person who mocks' others
Boebert finished the feud over the weekend by lashing out at AOC posting pictures of her grandma's dilapidated house and not helping while owning two apartments and a TeslaInsurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Boebert, however, blamed progressive Democrats from blocking aid for Puerto Rico. The Republican congresswoman is likely referencing a 2019 bill that would have sent $600 million in nutritional assistance for Puerto Rico, but Democrats blocked that, claiming it wasn't enough.
'I'm not the one who blocked your abuela from receiving over $100k. That was all you,' Boebert accused. 'If that's how you take care of your family, I can see why they'd rely on the government.'
Ocasio-Cortez received a slew of criticism when she posted in June a Twitter thread sharing images and stories of the conditions in which her Puerto Rican grandmother was living.
'Just over a week ago, my abuela fell ill. I went to Puerto Rico to see her- my 1st time in a year+ bc of COVID,' Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter early last month.
'This is her home,' she continued, posting two pictures of mostly-empty rooms where the ceiling is falling in and plastic buckets on the ground are collecting dropping water.
Also in the images are one chair, one dresser and a tarp on the ground.
'Hurricane María relief hasn't arrived. Trump blocked relief $ for PR. People are being forced to flee ancestral homes, & developers are taking them,' the New York congresswoman wrote.
Critics were quick to jump on the post questioning why the progressive congresswoman, who makes $174,000, isn't sending money to help her grandmother.
AOC was mocked by right-wing media and figures in May when her white Tesla was pictured illegally parked outside the Whole Foods below her Washington,