Gov. Andrew Cuomo once again on Friday ripped into Senate Democrats over the failed deal to bring 25,000 Amazon jobs to Long Island City in Queens, accusing the conference of “government corruption” in nominating a critic of the project to a board with veto authority.

“I believe that tactic on Amazon violated the law and I believe it was a form of government corruption and I want to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” Cuomo said at a Capitol press conference Friday afternoon.

An advisor later walked the comment back.

But the Amazon saga remains a sore point for Cuomo and Senate Democrats and is resurfacing more than a month after the company pulled plug on the plan as the state budget is due to be approved about a week.

Senate Democrats nominated Sen. Mike Gianaris to a seat on the Public Authorities Control Board, which approval over incentives and benefits to companies bringing jobs into the state.

Cuomo, asked by reporters if he wanted an investigation, later dialed back the language, noting Gianaris was never actually approved to the board.

“If he was appointed to the board and actually took an action, then I believe he would have violated or exceeded the definition of the law,” he said.

Cuomo’s counsel Alphonso David at the press conference read a portion of the law creating the Public Authorities Control Board as part of a broader point Cuomo wanted to make: The entity is meant to consider whether financing is available for specific projects.

“The position is not ‘I don’t like it, my sister lives too close to the project, it’s politically not helpful.’ The PACB is the only financial sufficiency,” Cuomo said.

A full walk back of the comment came from senior Cuomo advisor Rich Azzopardi.

“To be clear, the Governor wasn’t accusing the Senate Democrats of corruption,” he said in an email statement. “He was making a point about how the process works and the statutory role of the PACB. We are working with the Senate Democratic Conference toward an on-time budget that works for all New Yorkers.”

Cuomo earlier this month signaled he was mounting an effort to woo Amazon back to New York, an effort that appears to have stalled.

“Forget Amazon,” Cuomo said. “Yesterday was but a memory.”

The comments came, however, at the height of the state budget talks with the Democratic-controlled Legislature. Cuomo in public settings over the last several weeks has tweaked Democratic lawmakers as the closed-door talks continued.

State lawmakers and Cuomo are negotiating a $175 billion spending proposal with major items left undone, including a permanent cap on property tax increases, a plan to shore up capital funding for mass transit in New York City, the legalization of marijuana and changes to the state’s criminal justice laws.

Cuomo insisted Amazon’s only effect in the budget negotiations is to recover from the state’s reputation as a good place to do business.

“It’s been an ongoing issue, right? Because, look, Amazon was the greatest economic loss to this state since I have been in this job. I don’t think we will ever see an economic potential like that again. I just want to make sure that we recognize the error and we correct it. If anything it makes it more urgent to get a good budget done because we just did a negative and we need a positive to correct it.”