Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) got blasted big time when she tried to claim a win after Amazon just decided to open an office in New York, in Manhattan, with the plan to have 1500 jobs there.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 6, 2019
You may recall the huge hullabaloo when Amazon pulled out a deal to build an headquarters in Long Island City, Queens, earlier this year because of the opposition of people including Ocasio-Cortez. That cost New York at least 25,000 jobs and billions of dollars. Plus all the attendant jobs and money that would have produced from construction to more people buying in the area.
As my colleague Sister Todjah reported, 1500 jobs in Manhattan in a rented office doesn’t even compare to what was lost. Not to mention, AOC didn’t get the 1500 jobs back, they came despite her efforts against Amazon. Hardly a win. Certainly not deserving apologies. Not to mention, AOC is still operating under the delusion that tax breaks not being given to Amazon equals “billions saved,” as though that’s actual money that can be used elsewhere.
While Democrats have been fooling around with impeachment in a game they will lose if it gets to the Senate and pretending they’ve had wins while posing on a big yellow couch, Republicans have been quietly working away actually getting significant things done.
While we wait for our Democratic colleagues to let this legislation move forward, the Senate’s used the time to confirm more of President Trump’s impressive nominees for the federal courts.
Totals since January 2017:
Supreme Court: 2
Circuit courts: 48
District courts: 120
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) December 5, 2019
Many of these are young, under 50 years old, helping protect the Constitution for generations to come.
And Team Mitch let Ocasio-Cortez know it in a classic response to her tweet. Suzanne Youngblood Lane, digital director for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, trolled Ocasio-Cortez in a big way.
Me waiting for the Senate to confirm another judge
— Suzanne Youngblood Lane (@SuzYoungblood) December 7, 2019
Savage! Team Mitch, for the win!
Biggest mike drop EVER!!!!
— Bones (@Jupiter_Beach) December 7, 2019
Mitch just confirmed another 5 judges while AOC was taking that picture lmao
— 16 Handles fan accou🎄 (@BasedKashiBar) December 7, 2019
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) December 7, 2019
Assume that couch is on the Hill. You just made it a must-see historical monument.
— Emily Wellman (@ElectaWing) December 7, 2019
Benny Johnson even got in a chaser hit on AOC.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 8, 2019