Jeff Bezos pouring tons of money toward fighting climate change is all fine and good in AOC‘s eyes — but he’s still got a hot mess on his hands when it comes to his own company.
We got the freshman congresswoman Wednesday in NYC and asked her about Bezos’ big announcement this week — that he’s dumping $10 billion of his own fortune toward a new fund to pay for scientists, activists and NGOs working to manage the climate.
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez says it’s a nice gesture, but in reality … the guy’s company, Amazon, leaves a major carbon footprint — which he needs to address first and foremost before becoming a champion of the cause. There’s other issues too, BTW.
AOC points out Bezos’ Amazon workers have complained about wages for a long time, so she thinks he needs to get his house in order here domestically before taking on the world.
Interesting insight from the Congresswoman — she’s been very outspoken about climate change and is trying to push through the Green New Deal. Doesn’t sound like she believes Bezos is on the front lines of this fight — regardless of his funding powers.
Oh, and check out the insane number of posters and pics she signs here for a bunch of fans (and constituents?) AOC even gives a little girl an exclusive interview on the spot.