Republican Senator Rand Paul is joining countless GOPers and Georgians in voicing his outrage over giant corporations to boycott Georgia over its new election law. Corporate giants like Coca-Cola, Delta, and the MLB have all publicly condemned the new law which expands voting for Georgians but the left has falsely labeled it as “Jim Crow 2.0.” During a Fox News interview with Martha MacCallum, Sen. Paul said that Americans, in turn, should boycott these corporations to remind them to keep business and politics separate.
The Daily Wire reports:
Asked by MacCallum about boycotting MLB in response, Paul answered, “They started it. Major League Baseball wants to boycott the whole state of Georgia, including Atlanta. They’ve already gotten rid of the All-Star Game and the draft, and they’re doing it because they don’t like a Republican law — a law that actually expands voting; it doesn’t contract voting. Georgia now has more early voting than New York has. It’s kind of ridiculous; even the facts don’t meet what they’re trying to do.”
“But my point is, yeah, they want to boycott us, why don’t we boycott them,” Paul continued, segueing to companies with headquarters in Atlanta and slammed the voting bill. “This is the only thing that will teach them a lesson. If Coca-Cola wants to only operate in Democrat states and wants only Democrats to drink Coca-Cola, God love ’em. We’ll see how well they do when half of the country is drinking Coca-Cola, when half of the country quits using Delta. So the thing is, they’re all woke but they’re really doing something against the financial interest of every business. Publicly-traded businesses usually don’t get involved with politics because it hurts their bottom line to make half the country unhappy.”
Turning back to MLB, Paul continued, “But the whole thing about this, I can’t imagine, they’re boycotting the Georgia state law and yet they do business with China. China’s never seen a free election. China’s now putting people in jail for over a year at a time, for speech violations. And yet they do business with China, but Georgia expanded their voting, they added early voting, more early voting than Delaware or New York, and yet they’re punishing Georgia because they think it’s somehow some sort of Jim Crow. These people holding up Jim Crow signs need to remember it was the Democrats who instituted Jim Crow across the South; it’s the legacy of the Democrat Party, and what Republicans have done in Georgia is expand voting access, if you read the bill.”
“I think facts do matter,” Paul answered. “And I think this is why there needs to be a broad range of news outlets, so they’re not just one set of news outlets that are shaping the news to one opinion. And I think we still do have a broad range … people are going to be able to figure this out. There’s no way they sweep this under the rug.”
Democrats and President Biden have repeated false claims that the new Georgia election integrity law will make it harder for minorities to vote which has been debunked by fact-checkers and those who have actually read the bill. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has been adamant that the bill will expand voting opportunities while securing elections.