As Twitchy reported earlier, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had the idea that Amazon had come crawling back after she’d helped dissuade the retail giant from building a new headquarters and distribution hub in Queens that was expected to employ 25,000 people. The big news was that Amazon was moving up to 1,500 — not 25,000— people from a couple of departments to a rental space in Manhattan. So, no new construction either, and not in her district. (People commute, though!)
Ocasio-Cortez thought she’d scored big with her tweet, and followed up with a shot of herself waiting for an apology from all her “haters.”
According to the Raw Story article Ocasio-Cortez linked to, Amazon “just caved.” Hint: They didn’t. If they had, they’d be building a new headquarters in Queens.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 6, 2019
Team Mitch is a force to be dealt with, and Suzanne Youngblood Lane, digital director for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, decided to troll Ocasio-Cortez in a big way. Check this out:
Me waiting for the Senate to confirm another judge
— Suzanne Youngblood Lane (@SuzYoungblood) December 7, 2019
That’s … perfect.
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
— 🇺🇸Laura🇺🇸 (@flasunshine929) December 7, 2019
— BigJim (@BigJimNC55) December 7, 2019
Merrick would be so proud to see so many exciting young judges coming on board.
— William F. Tell 🎶 (@MuseSeeking) December 7, 2019
This couch is gonna be the new Joker Stairs, isn’t it?
— Joe Lepera (@Lepera_Joe) December 7, 2019
Looks like the queen of Twitter just got burned.
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Here’s Benny Johnson adding his two cents:
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 8, 2019
‘Congrats on playing yourself’: AOC’s attempt to ‘clear up GOP disinfo’ about Amazon coming to NY hits some snags https://t.co/N68xq2P2Qk
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 7, 2019