But now the fallout is ramping up as Amazon executives are blaming NY lawmakers, especially Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, for creating a "hostile environment" in which they did not want to do business.
"It's totally naïve and inappropriate - you wouldn't allow it in most companies, let alone the House of Representatives".
"Nice to see her adapting to the swamp so quickly", he added.
Many of her fellow Democrats broke ranks with her this week after she had been the party's poster child for the first 30 days of her term.
Ocasio-Cortez's district encompassing parts of the Bronx and Queens adjoins the Long Island City neighborhood where Amazon planned to build its campus, and she was one of the early politicians to voice opposition to the tech giant's plans.
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"It is clear that Rep. Ocasio-Cortez either violated House Ethics rules to put her boyfriend on her staff so he could legally have that email account, or violated them by giving an email account he wasn't ethically permitted to have", Andrew Follett, a conservative analyst and former congressional committee staffer, told LifeZette. Host Erin Burnett read Ocasio-Cortez's tweet celebrating the decision and asked if she shared her sentiment.
Even Trump hating entertainer Cher called out Cortez.
Later in the interview, Maloney talked about her experience on the city council and how she worked with several mayors on how to diversify their economies through investing in high-tech schools. "You don't know what you don't know and you're going to step in it if you're not careful. I watch AOC with a lot of hope, but I'm also cringing, because I would love to give her some advice".
"I'd like to order 25 pizzas".
"As a progressive my entire life - and I ain't changing - I'll take on any progressive anywhere that thinks it's a good idea to lose jobs and revenue because I think that's out of touch with what working people want", said De Blasio. The last thing she needs is job opportunities in her city because her entire socialist agenda would become irrelevant once her constituents were given high paying jobs at Amazon.