Comedian Kathy Griffin tried to praise Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) in a tweet on Wednesday but only ended up insulting the congresswoman by suggesting she isn’t a real American.
Kathy Griffin praised Ocasio-Cortez for tweeting about her grandmother’s impoverished living conditions in Puerto Rico. But Griffin’s tweet struck a tone-deaf note by implying Ocasio-Cortez isn’t really American. “You represent Americans better than we represent ourselves,” Griffin wrote.
Ocasio-Cortez was born in New York and is an American citizen. The U.S. Constitution requires members of the House to have been citizens for at least seven years.
Thank you for continuing to do a great job. You represent Americans better than we represent ourselves. 🙏❤️🙏
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) June 2, 2021
As Breitbart News reported, Ocasio-Cortez has received backlash for sharing photos of her grandmother’s home in Puerto Rico, with some pointing out that the congresswoman — who has