AOC Tears Into Jeff Bezos For His Workers Being Forced To “Pee In Bottles” To Pay For His “Joyride”

VAN HORN, TEXAS – JULY 20: Jeff Bezos holds the aviation glasses that belonged to Amelia Earhart as he speaks during a press conference about his flight on Blue Origin’s New Shepard into space on July 20, 2021 in Van Horn, Texas. Mr. Bezos said he brought the glasses with him on the flight. Mr. Bezos and the crew that flew with him were the first human spaceflight for the company. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
  • AOC ripped into Bezos for what she deemed the “exploitation” of the company’s employees, which ultimately enabled Bezos to take his 11-minute flight.
  • “If he didn’t drive down Amazon wages, if he didn’t bust the union, if he didn’t have drivers, frankly, having conditions where they feel like they have to pee in bottles…” Ocasio-Cortez pointed out.
  • “We did this 60 years ago with NASA with the public. All of this for a billionaire to have a joyride into space? I think people would rather have healthcare,” she stated.

Joe DePaolo from Mediaite writes:

“Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was subject to ridicule and scorn Tuesday, for what many deemed a tone-deaf comment thanking Amazon customers and employees for bankrolling his trip to the edge of space. Now, one of the company’s fiercest critics is joining in on the Bezos mockery.

Speaking with TMZ outside the Capitol Tuesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tore into the Amazon founder for what she deemed the “exploitation” of the company’s employees, which enabled Bezos to take his 11-minute flight.

“If he didn’t drive down Amazon wages, if he didn’t bust the union, if he didn’t have drivers, frankly, having conditions where they feel like they have to pee in bottles — that is what financed [his trip],” Ocasio-Cortez said. “It’s the exploitation of workers that financed his little jaunt into space. Well, not even space. The edge of space. And for what? We did this 60 years ago with NASA with the public. All of this for a billionaire to have a joyride into space? I think people would rather have healthcare.”

AOC has long been an opponent of the Internet retail giant. Back in 2019, she vehemently opposed the proposed construction of the company’s new headquarters in Long Island City over billions of dollars in tax incentives that Amazon was slated to receive. She has also spoken strongly in favor of efforts on the part of Amazon employees to unionize…”

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