March 4, 2023 | 3:56 p.m
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brags on Twitter about “protecting” New Yorkers from Amazon, and it’s not going over well.
Representative. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ “I told you so” about Amazon didn’t go over well.
The Democratic Socialist was mocked when he bragged on Twitter about killing Amazon’s headquarters in Queens, after news broke that the corporate giant was suspending construction on a similar project in Virginia.
“When I opposed this Amazon project coming to New York PC, it was a fraud of public funds, the entire establishment came after us … In the end, we were right,” said AOC, who represents parts of Queens and the Bronx. Tweeted.
“I knew I wouldn’t apologize at the time, but it was worth it.” she continued.
AOC is right — about not apologizing.
“You resisted it to get headlines and lose countless jobs in your county. Shame on you and resign.” Tweeted Jacob Airy.
Journalist Tom Elliott wrote“Virginians have thousands of Amazon jobs that NYers aren’t thanking you for.”
Another man Tweeted, “That was 3 years ago, Tootsie, and it wasn’t 2nd HQ. You are a verified job killer!”
“Okay about what? Those jobs went elsewhere,” said another Twitter user Whispered.
Amazon said it is delaying the second phase of its Virginia project, which follows the biggest layoffs in its history.
Amazon plans to welcome 8,000 employees to the first phase of development when it opens this June, he said.
The construction setback comes four years after the company wanted to build its second headquarters in Long Island City, which it said would bring about 25,000 jobs to the region.
Amazon would have received $3 billion in state and local tax breaks, which some lawmakers thought were too generous.