Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted major corporations for caving to an out-of-control cancel culture and for peddling misinformation about a recently enacted voter integrity law in Georgia. Corporations like Coca-Cola and JP Morgan have repeated mistruths from President Biden about the legislation, calling it “Jim Crow on steroids.
McConnell in Lexington, KY following his earlier statement today on corporate America and Georgia's new voting law: "My advice to the corporate CEOs of America is to stay out of politics. Don't pick sides in these big fights." https://t.co/LNuJ4KUitq
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) April 5, 2021
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“Wealthy corporations have no problem operating in New York, for example, which has fewer days of early voting than Georgia, requires excuses for absentee ballots, and restricts electioneering via refreshments,” McConnell said. “There is no consistent or factual standard being applied here. It’s just a fake narrative gaining speed by its own momentum.”
“This disinformation has a purpose,” he continued. “Washington Democrats want to pass a sweeping bill that would let them rewrite all 50 states’ election laws and turn the Federal Election Commission into a Democrat-run partisan body. This power grab is impossible to defend, so the left wants to deflect. Instead of winning the debate, they want to silence debate by bullying citizens and entire states into submission.”
Delta CEO Ed Bastian sent a notice to employees last week saying he wanted to “make it crystal clear that the final bill is unacceptable and does not match Delta’s values.”
The Georgia House of Representatives is already hitting back. The state House voted Wednesday to strip Delta of a multimillion-dollar tax break in a symbolic rebuke.
Recently, President Biden came under fire for peddling false claims about the Georgia election law. A fact-checker for The Washington Post debunked Biden’s claims, writing, “Not a single expert we consulted who has studied the law understood why Biden made this claim, as this was the section of law that expanded early voting for many Georgians.”