New York Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is slamming Jeff Bezos for admitting that Amazon workers and customers for paying for his flight to space.
In a post-launch briefing, the Amazon founder thanked his employees and the millions of shoppers who use the e-commerce giant for a successful 10-minute flight that went up more than 60 miles above Earth on Tuesday.
“I also want to thank every Amazon employee and every Amazon customer because you guys paid for all of this,” Bezos said. “So seriously, for every Amazon customer out there and every Amazon employee, thank you from the bottom of my heart very much. It’s very appreciated.”
In response, Ocasio-Cortez called Bezos out for exactly that and criticized him for letting Amazon workers “pay for” the flight with poor working conditions.
“Yes, Amazon workers did pay for this – with lower wages, union busting, a frenzied and inhumane workplace, and delivery drivers not having health insurance during a pandemic,” the progressive firebrand tweeted.