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Bernie Sanders Congratulates NY for Amazon Pullout

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (Andrew Harnik/AP)

By    |   Friday, 15 February 2019 01:33 PM

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., praised New Yorkers for standing up against Amazon.

His comments came after Amazon announced on Thursday it will not move forward with plans to build a headquarters in New York after opposition from politicians.

In a statement to Business Insider, Sanders said: "The people of New York and America are increasingly concerned about the power of large multinational corporations and the billions in corporate welfare they receive. Our job is to end the race to the bottom where taxpayers in one city or state are forced to bid against each other for desperately needed jobs. This is what the rigged economy is all about,"

And he added: “I congratulate New Yorkers for standing up to the power of Amazon.”

The Insider noted Sanders has been a vocal critic of Amazon’s treatment of its workers.

Meanwhile Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y. blamed “left wing progressive politicians” for driving Amazon out of New York and called it “absolutely disgraceful.”

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