Final week, Kevin O’Leary, an investor and decide on the ABC present “Shark Tank,” slammed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for being “nice at killing jobs” and making New York Metropolis and different liberal states “uninvestable.”
On CNN’s “This Morning,” the enterprise investor stated that New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and California are shedding out within the “competitors of states” due to the dearth of curiosity from potential buyers.
O’Leary blamed Democrats like socialist AOC for making New York and different liberal states “uninvestable.”
“These states are uninvestable,” O’Leary stated throughout the interview. “The coverage right here is insane. The taxes are too excessive.”
Co-host Kaitlin Collins of CNN rebutted O’Leary, claiming that New York officers would disagree along with his judgment.
“Sorry. Don’t shoot the messenger; simply telling you the way it’s,” O’Leary stated, including that he would “debate” elected officers in New York significantly AOC “any time of the day.”
“She’s nice at killing jobs. She kills jobs by the hundreds. One other New Jersey downside. The place did Amazon take their jobs? They took them away from her. She threatened to sue them in the event that they created jobs. I imply, it is a actuality.”
“He’s saying what lots of people are saying, particularly with what occurred right here with Amazon,” Don Lemon stated in help of O’Leary’s statements.
Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary claims New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey and California are “uninvestable” https://t.co/HyuU3AgJLM pic.twitter.com/XkhqTmqvnw
— CNN (@CNN) March 3, 2023
O’Leary stated that Ocasio-Cortez was liable for the lack of hundreds of jobs in Queens by combating Amazon’s plans to construct its second New York Metropolis headquarters there.
Earlier this month, Ocasio-Cortez applauded the choice to delay development of Amazon’s Virginia headquarters in Pentagon, Metropolitan Park within the wake of company-wide layoffs.
“After I opposed this Amazon undertaking coming to New York bc it was a rip-off of public funds, the entire energy institution got here after us. Billboards went up in Instances Sq denouncing me. Highly effective pols promised revenge. Op-Eds & CEOs insulted my intelligence. In the long run, we have been proper,” AOC wrote.
After I opposed this Amazon undertaking coming to New York bc it was a rip-off of public funds, the entire energy institution got here after us.
Billboards went up in Instances Sq denouncing me. Highly effective pols promised revenge. Op-Eds & CEOs insulted my intelligence.
In the long run, we have been proper. https://t.co/F1sNvZcISq
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 3, 2023