Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), elected in November, was one of the most outspoken opponents of the new headquarters, but the president/CEO of the group said Monday that Ocasio-Cortez's actions are troubling to many New Yorkers.
In response to the billboard, Ocasio-Cortez called it "wack" and alleged it was funded by "dark money" from billionaires.
"Few things effectively communicate the power we've built in fighting dark money & anti-worker policies like billionaire-funded groups blowing tons of cash on wack billboards," she tweeted.
Speaking to "Fox & Friends," Alfredo Ortiz said Ocasio-Cortez cost New York 25,000 jobs, $4 billion in lost wages and about $27 billion in lost economic activity.
Ortiz said Ocasio-Cortez is the face of a new "radical" left wing of the Democratic Party and he wants New Yorkers to take notice of the policies she advocates. He said he's been surprised to see the amount of emails and online messages he's gotten from Democrats in New York and California who do not agree with the direction of the party.
Ortiz said it's "kind of scary" that President Trump actually needed to state that the United States will "never be a socialist country" in his State of the Union address.
"I don't want to attack AOC in particular but her ideals and principles could completely destroy our economy. Look at Venezuela. ... We don't want that for this country," he said.