AOC mocked on Twitter after bragging about killing Amazon’s headquarters

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “I told you so” about Amazon didn’t go over so well.

The Democratic socialist was mocked when she bragged on Twitter about killing off an Amazon headquarters in Queens after news broke that the corporate giant was halting construction on a similar project in Virginia.

When I opposed this Amazon project coming to New York BC, it was a public funds scam, the whole devolution came after us … In the end, we were right,” AOC, who represents parts of Queens and the Bronx, tweeted.

“I know I’ll never get an apology for that time, but it was worth it,” she said went on.

AOC was right – about not getting excuses.

“You opposed it to get headlines and cost your district countless jobs. You should resign in disgrace,” tweeted Jacob Airey.

Twitter isn’t buying the AOC’s brag about killing the Amazon deal in Queens.

Journalist Tom Elliott wrote“Virgos have thousands of Amazon jobs that settlers won’t thank you for.”

Another man tweeted“that was 3 years ago, Tootsie, and it wasn’t a 2nd HQ. You’re a verified job killer!”

“Never mind what? Those jobs went somewhere else,” another Twitter user chimed in.

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Amazon’s announcement of a construction pause for its Virginia project prompted AOC to brag about saving New Yorkers.
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Amazon said it delayed the second phase of its Virginia project, which followed the biggest round of layoffs in its history.

The construction setback comes four years after the company wanted to build its second headquarters in Long Island City, a move that was expected to bring about 25,000 jobs to the region. Amazon would have received $3 billion in state and local tax breaks, which some lawmakers thought was too generous.

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