Jonathan Karl asked the NY congresswoman.
The newly minted congresswoman also said that billionaires - including Bezos - should pay more in taxes, and also floated other suggestions like declining government subsidies, guaranteeing health care to all employees, and sending people to college for free. "But if his being a billionaire is predicated on paying people starvation wages and stripping them of their ability to access healthcare ..."
"[Ocasio-Cortez] is just wrong. Amazon associates receive industry-leading pay starting at $15 an hour - in fact, hourly associates at our Staten Island facility earn between $17.30 and $23 an hour, plus benefits which include comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance", the spokesperson told Fox Business.
Carney now serves as head of communications for Amazon.
Ocasio-Cortez opened the office in March.
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"I think every day that passes, the pressure to impeach grows and I think that it's justifiable - I think the evidence continues to come in", the New York Democrat said on ABC's "This Week".
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., makes an objection to a Republican argument on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 12, 2019.
Fighting words: Amazon's clapback at Ocasio-Cortez isn't an isolated incident.
Amazon didn't immediately respond to a request for additional comment.
"After surveying voters in 2,261 homes in the district, it's clear Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is not the model for hope and change she sold herself to be.The opportunity for a new voice is prevalent, and the electorate is ready to take action in 2020".