'Hey AOC, saw your wack tweet': Conservative business group escalates Times Square billboard feud with Ocasio-Cortez over Amazon HQ2 pullout - 2019-02-22
The Job Creators Network, a conservative business advocacy group, escalated its feud with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday by putting up new billboards in Times Square blaming her for Amazon's canceling its plans to build a second headquarters in New York.
Ocasio-Cortez was a vocal opponent of Amazon's deal with New York to build a new base there, nicknamed HQ2. The tech company was set to receive about $3 billion in tax credits from the city and the state over 10 years and said it would create 25,000 jobs at the new headquarters.
Amazon cited the resistance of local politicians in a blog post announcing the cancellation.