Chuck Todd and Bill DeBlasio do while slapping Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez down over Amazon: Amazon 'took their ball and went home'
Liberal lawmakers like New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren celebrated the pullout, framing the move as a triumph of progressive values over that of corporations. "If we were willing to give away $3 billion away for this deal, we could invest those $3 billion in our district ourselves if we wanted to. We could hire more teachers, we can fix our subways, we can put a lot of people to work for that money if we wanted to," she said. Supporters of the deal framed that opposition as misguided, arguing that the long-term economic impact was more than worth the trade off. That's the message de Blasio, who helped to woo Amazon in the first place, sung on Sunday, arguing that the deal represented an "opportunity for working people." "I am representing 8.6 million people and a clear majority of those people believe we need more fairness in our economy but of course we need