'AOC' set for Houston visit after raising $2M for Texas storm relief

The New York lawmaker, otherwise known as "AOC," said her supporters stepped up in a matter of 24 hours.

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- So I want to read you this tweet from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She says that they have been able to raise $2 million in relief for Texans, and they're adding more organizations. So this is good news here, because we know that the state of Texas is really in need of a lot of help. So we're seeing a lot of folks really step in to try to get us back on our feet here.

She says, I will be flying to Texas today to visit with Houston Rep. Sylvia Garcia, to distribute supplies and help amplify any needs and solutions. Let's see how far we can go.

Great to hear.

- Yeah, we've been getting help from all over. We know President Joe Biden is also planning to visit Texas.

- Yeah but he doesn't want his visit to be a burden.

JOE BIDEN: If, in fact, it's concluded that I can do it without creating a burden for the folks on the ground while they're dealing with this crisis, I plan on going. But we'll know that-- we'll make that decision probably beginning next week.

- Now, the president tweeted that he spoke to Gov. Greg Abbott last night about the storm and the recovery efforts here. He also says he plans to sign a major disaster declaration as soon as it's in front of him to get even more federal resources here to the state of Texas.