Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) fought back against a critical billboard by firing off a furious tweet complaining about dark money in politics.
The Socialist Democrat has been praised for her adept use of social media, and her notorious skills were on display as she launched a twitter missive against a billboard mocking her for her tussle with Amazon.
"Few things effectively communicate the power we've built in fighting dark money & anti-worker policies like billionaire-funded groups blowing tons of cash on wack billboards (this one is funded by the Mercers)," she tweeted.
Few things effectively communicate the power we’ve built in fighting dark money & anti-worker policies like billion… https://t.co/NmbR8SOIuj— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1550727459.0
"PS fact that it's in Times Sq tells you this isn't for/by NYers," she added in a parenthetical.
The billboard was paid for by a group called Job Creators USA, and it blamed the upstart congresswoman for losing 25,000 jobs, $4 billion in wages, and $12 billion in "lost economic activity for NY."
Ocasio-Cortez had openly campaigned to stop a deal by New York City with Amazon to have their headquarters located there in exchange for large tax credit.
When the deal fell through, the company blamed politicians like Ocasio-Cortez and she openly praised the defeat of the plan.
Even some on the left, like New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, blamed Ocasio-Cortez for the loss of economic opportunity from the implosion of the Amazon deal.
"A small group of politicians put their own narrow political interests above their community — which poll after poll showed overwhelmingly supported bringing Amazon to Long Island City — the state's economic future and the best interests of the people of this state," Cuomo said.
"The New York State Senate has done tremendous damage," he added. "They should be held accountable for this lost economic opportunity."
Here's some of the criticism AOC faced:
Ocasio-Cortez faces heat for Amazon canceling NYC plan www.youtube.com