Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted the “wack billboard” in Times Square that was paid for by a conservative group to criticize her part in Amazon’s decision to ditch a plan to build a second headquarters in Queens.
“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),” Ocasio-Cortez wrote to her 3.2 million followers on Twitter late Wednesday. “(PS fact that it’s in Times Sq tells you this isn’t for/by NYers.)”
The billboard was funded by the Job Creators Network, which counts among its supporters the Mercer Family Foundation, an organization run by billionaire Republican donor Rebekah Mercer.
“25,000 lost NYC jobs, $4 billion in lost wages, $12 billion in lost economic activity for NY. Thanks for nothing, AOC!,” the billboard at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue says.
Read more at NY POST.