by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Gabriel Hays writes for Fox News about the latest controversy for a high-profile congressional Democrat.
Proud of her efforts that resulted in the potential loss of tens of thousands of jobs, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., recently bragged about dissuading Amazon from building another headquarters in New York City.
She also slammed the naysayers who she claimed never apologized for criticizing her over it.
Critics came back to knock the “Squad” member on social media for the post, claiming she doesn’t “deserve an apology” and should “resign.”
The Democratic lawmaker chimed in on news Friday that Amazon would be pausing construction of its second headquarters in Northern Virginia amidst the company’s current job cuts.
Sharing a Bloomberg story on the development, the congresswoman 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.”
She added, “In the end, we were right.” …
… Author and conservative Jacob Airey blasted AOC, tweeting, “You opposed it to get headlines and cost your district countless jobs. You should resign in disgrace.”
In another tweet, Airey added, “You don’t deserve an apology, you should resign in disgrace.”
Investor Taylor Morgan wrote, “Wait. You prevented jobs from coming to NY. Then when the government causes a recession because of uncontrolled printing and spending and companies do layoffs, you take an ‘I told you so’ victory lap? This type of grift is exactly what’s wrong with Washington.”
Journalist and Grabien.com founder Tom Elliott tweeted, “Virginians have thousands of Amazon jobs that NYers don’t thanks to you.”
The Twitter account for Job Creators Network rebuked AOC, tweeting, “Virginia still gained thousands of good jobs that your district lost out on. Not exactly time for a victory lap. (And is Arlington ‘suffering’? Take a quick trip across the river and visit their good schools and clean parks to see.)”