The Blaze reports that the freshman lawmaker spoke to to ABC’s This Week on Sunday where she criticized Amazon founder Jeff Bezos for being a billionaire “paying people starvation wages and stripping them of their ability to access health care.”
She also slammed Bezos for allowing his workers to take food stamps.
“When you have a very large workforce and you underpay every single person and then you also participate in taking billions of dollars of government subsidies, that could be part of it,” she said.
In a tweet yesterday, Amazon attached a video of Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks and wrote, “@AOC is just wrong. Amazon is a leader on pay at $15 min wage + full benefits from day one. We also lobby to raise federal min wage.”
— Amazon News (@amazonnews) June 17, 2019