Amazon blasted Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. for his “inaccurate and misleading accusations” about the company.
The Seattle Times noted in was a rare public response by Amazon to outside criticism.
Sanders has been critical of Amazon, frequently pointing out the disparity between the company’s median employee pay and that of CEO Jeff Bezos.
And USA Today reported Sanders recently asked Amazon employees to share their experiences in a form that asks, "Have you used public assistance, such as food stamps, Medicaid or subsidized housing, in order to make ends meet?”
The Seattle Times said Amazon’s response to Sanders came in an online company blog.
“Sen. Sanders continues to make inaccurate and misleading accusations against Amazon,” the blog said.
“We have been in regular contact with his office and have offered several opportunities for Sen. Sanders and his team to tour one of our fulfillment centers (FCs). To date he has still not seen an FC for himself.
“Instead, Sen. Sanders continues to spread misleading statements about pay and benefits.”
The blog also accused Sanders of playing politics with his accusations about the company.
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