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AOC Named ‘Employee of the Month’ After Failed Boycott of Goya Creates Sales Spike

“When she boycotted us, our sales actually increased 1,000 percent,” says Goya CEO Robert Unanue.


Congratulations are in order for Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

After she led a failed boycott of all Goya products earlier this year, it was revealed  in a radio interview with Goya CEO Robert Unanue, that AOC has been named ’employee of the month.’

Surly this is the first time she has ever been bestowed with such an honor.

The Goya CEO was a guest on the “Michael Berry Show” on Monday, where he talked about the company’s sales spike after the boycott.

He credits AOC with helping the company to reach “so many new people.”

The New York Post has more on AOC's big accomplishment:

Progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was named “employee of the month” at Goya Foods after sales spiked following her calls to boycott the company’s products, its CEO said Monday.

“When she boycotted us, our sales actually increased 1,000 percent,” Robert Unanue said on radio’s “The Michael Berry Show.”

“So we gave her an honorary, we never were able to hand it to her, but she got employee of the month for bringing attention to Goya and our adobo.”

Unanue said the New York Democrat’s comments allowed the company to expand its reach to “so many new people” while holding onto its base of customers.

Ocasio-Cortez called for a boycott after Unanue praised President Trump at a White House event in July.

AOC originally called for the boycott back in July.

Needless to say, things didn't go the way she intended.

Here's more on the reprecussions of the boycott from Fox Business:

Ocasio-Cortez's call came after Unanue declared at a White House event that the United States was "blessed" to have "a leader like President Trump who is a builder."

"Oh look, it's the sound of me Googling 'how to make your own adobo,'" Ocasio-Cortez wrote to her 10.7 million followers on Twitter after social media backlash prompted #BoycottGoya.

Unanue told Berry that it was interesting to see AOC as one of the first people to boycott Goya and "go against her own people," adding that she is 'naive' when it comes to her support of policies like the Green New Deal.

His latest comments come as Goya has doubled its production with an $80 million facility in Texas to meet increasing demand.

Despite the success, Unanue told FOX Business' Maria Bartiromo in an interview last week that he is concerned for the nation.

"We're controlled by social media. Anything that doesn't go along with their agenda and narrative is not permissible," he said on "Mornings with Maria". "We've lost our courage. We are the greatest country on earth but we've lost the freedom and we have to get back to work."

AOC isn't exactly soaking in her newfound status as employee of the month.

Instead, she denies even calling for the boycott, and is instead trying to shift blame to President Donald Trump again.

Modesty is great attribute to have.

Appreciative citizens have stepped in to give AOC the recognition she deserves though.


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