March 4, 2023 | 3:56 pm
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brags on Twitter about “protecting” New Yorkers from Amazon, and it doesn’t go down well.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “I told you so” about Amazon was not well received.
The Democratic Socialist was mocked when she bragged on Twitter about killing an Amazon headquarters in Queens after news broke that the corporate giant was interrupting construction on a similar project in Virginia.
When I opposed this Amazon project coming to New York, because it was a scam of public funds, the entire institution of power came after us… We were right in the end,” said AOC, which represents parts of Queens and the Bronx, tweeted.
“I know I’ll never get an apology for that time, but it was worth it.” continued.
AOC was right – about not getting an apology.
“You resisted making headlines and costing your district countless jobs. You should resign in disgrace,” tweeted Jacob Airey.
Journalist Tom Elliott wrote“Virginians have thousands of Amazon jobs that NYers don’t have because of you.”
Another man tweeted“That was 3 years ago, Tootsie, and it wasn’t 2nd HQ. You are a verified job killer!”
“Exactly about what? Those jobs went elsewhere,” another Twitter user agreed.
Amazon said it was delaying the second phase of its Virginia project, which followed the largest round of layoffs in its history.
The construction setback comes four years after the company sought to build its second headquarters in Long Island City, a move that should bring some 25,000 jobs to the region. Amazon would have received $3 billion in state and local tax breaks, which some lawmakers said were too generous.
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