BREAKING NEWS – New York City, New York – As New York City suffers an economic crisis on top of the coronavirus pandemic, some are looking back with regrets at the left-wing campaign that forced Amazon to scupper a plan to bring tens of thousands of jobs to the area – arguing this project could have helped the Big Apple weather the storm.

Amazon had planned to build a second NYC headquarters in Long Island City in Queens, but community activists and left-wing lawmakers like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., and state senators rallied to block the move in 2019.

“The impact of AOC’s reckless scuttling of the Amazon deal cannot be overstated. Not only did AOC cost New York 25,000 good-paying jobs, she sent a message to job creators everywhere that they were no longer welcome in her city,” Alfredo Ortiz, CEO of Job Creators Network.

The New York Congresswoman quickly responded. “I wouldn’t push me too far if I were them,” she explained. “I destroyed 25,000 jobs, and if I get angry enough, I’ll destroy 25,000 more! I will make things so bad out here with people so hungry, that cannibalism will be the norm, which will end social distancing, replacing it with an opposing horrifying extreme!”