Amazon blasts Ocasio-Cortez, says ‘we don’t want to work in this environment in the long term’

FOX: The fallout from Amazon’s decision to walk away from its planned headquarters in New York is ratcheting up after a company spokesman publicly blasted Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other lawmakers, saying they had made it a hostile environment to do business.

“If you talk to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it’s ‘Never Amazon,'” Jodi Seth, the head of policy communications for Amazon, told NBC News in an interview on Thursday. “If you talk to [New York City Councilman Jimmy] Van Bramer, it’s unions.”

Seth added that “it wasn’t any one incident” that drove the Seattle-based tech giant to its decision, adding that the virulent political discourse that occurred over the past three months was what led to the decision. “It was that the environment over the course of the past three months had not got any better. There were some local and state elected officials who refused to meet with Amazon and criticized us day in and day out about the plan,” she said in the interview.

Seth, who has been at Amazon since October 2017 according to her LinkedIn profile, said the company did not know whether the “deal would be approved until a year from now,” but said it was “pretty confident” in the approval, mentioning that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo “was working hard to make it happen, but looking at the opposition and the timeline we decided we don’t want to work in this environment in the long term.”  read more

20 Comments on Amazon blasts Ocasio-Cortez, says ‘we don’t want to work in this environment in the long term’

  1. Uh oh. Now she’s costing NY politicians opportunities for some serious graft. Her political career is going to be the equivalent of a nova — suddenly ultrabright (due only to the media pointing to it) then totally disappears.

  2. Bezos is a socialist. He promotes this insanity. Would it be too much to ask that at least some leftists wake the hell up?

  3. ‘we don’t want to work in this environment in the long term’ .
    How about first try to work at all?
    Not everyone can be the ‘Magic Kenyan”,,

  4. You have to be tough to make it in New York. Smart people figure out how to make a profit in California. Statements by DeBlasio and Jerry Brown, respectively, that admit that New York and California don’t like business but need them anyway.

    Still, those challenges aren’t stopping companies from responding “we’re outta here,” or “we’ll check back later if adults ever get back into control.” Hopefully we are watching socialism implode before it really takes hold.

  5. We have to be thankful Gidget is so dumb and so loud. Same with mazine waters.

    Trump 2020!
    McConnell to ADX Florence with clinton and obama.

  6. I’m very glad to see AOC shaft
    her own district’s voters and
    watch their grins disappear as
    they realize that; “Yes Dummies,
    votes do have consequences”.


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