Amazon was planning to build a new facility in New York which would have brought thousands of new jobs to locals. One of the people who opposed the plan was far left Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Now Amazon has backed out and she’s celebrating. Elizabeth Warren, too.
FOX News reports:
Ocasio-Cortez, Elizabeth Warren celebrate Amazon canceling New York headquarters amid backlash
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is taking a victory lap after delivering the goods in her fight against Amazon.
The star freshman Democrat – along with other lawmakers – had strongly criticized the planned opening of Amazon’s second headquarters in New York.
So, after Jeff Bezos’ tech giant announced Thursday it was pulling the plug on its proposed Long Island City location, the Bronx native had something to celebrate.
“Anything is possible: today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world,” she tweeted.
Take a look at this tweet:
Anything is possible: today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world. https://t.co/nyvm5vtH9k
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 14, 2019
Here’s one from Warren:
.@Amazon – one of the wealthiest companies on the planet – just walked away from billions in taxpayer bribes, all because some elected officials in New York aren't sucking up to them enough. How long will we allow giant corporations to hold our democracy hostage? https://t.co/O9pz7en43B
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) February 14, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez is reportedly not giving any interviews about this:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is not giving interviews on the Amazon announcement, per her spokesman. He says to keep tabs on her twitter @AOC
— Josefa Velasquez (@J__Velasquez) February 14, 2019
— Richie Barnes (@RBarnesSaid) February 14, 2019
That is a little odd, isn’t it?