Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said she's "proud" that she killed tens of thousands of potential jobs by convincing Amazon not to build another headquarters in New York City.
She tweeted, "When I opposed this Amazon project coming to New York bc it was a scam of public funds, the whole power establishment came after us. Billboards went up in Times Sq denouncing me. Powerful pols promised revenge. Op-eds & CEOs insulted my intelligence."
"In the end, we were right," she added, referring to the fact that Amazon has paused its building of a second headquarters in Virginia amid its economic troubles.
Now she thinks her critics owe her an apology for opposing it in the first place.
"I know I’ll never get an apology for that time, but it was worth it, she added. "We protected NYers from a scam deal to drain public dollars from schools & infrastructure in exchange for empty promises of ‘Amazon jobs’ w/ 0 guarantees or guardrails. Sadly, cities who took it are suffering."
CEO of Job Creators Network Alfredo Ortiz told Fox News Digital in 2020 that AOC’s efforts cost the city "25,000 good-paying jobs" and "sent a message to job creators everywhere that they were no longer welcome in her city."