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Gillibrand says Amazon deal was 'outrageous'

Gillibrand says Amazon deal was 'outrageous'

February 18, 2019 10:56 PM

(AP) -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is stopping short of agreeing with fellow New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's comments celebrating Amazon's plans to cancel building a second headquarters in the state.
    
A freshman House member, Ocasio-Cortez hailed the cancellation as a day "dedicated, everyday New Yorkers and their neighbors defeated Amazon's corporate greed."
    
Campaigning for president Monday in Cedar Rapids Iowa, Gillibrand said she thinks Ocasio-Cortez's point is that subsidies given to Amazon were outrageous, not that she didn't want the jobs in New York.
    
Amazon faced opposition from some New York officials who were unhappy with the tax incentives the retailer was promised.
    
Gillibrand told reporters that taxpayers were going to be "left holding the bag" and that shows the deal was outrageous.

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