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Republicans are threatening to punish corporations that have spoken out against voter suppression laws with tax hikes and boycotts.
In a statement Monday, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell accused corporations that oppose the laws of acting like a “woke alternative government.”
He warned that this “will invite serious consequences if they become a vehicle for far-left mobs to hijack our country from outside the constitutional order.”
McConnell was responding to statements from companies including Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines criticising laws that restrict voting in Georgia, brought in by the state GOP.
Major League Baseball also pulled an All Stars game from the state last week in protest at the law.
Chairman of the Dallas Republican Party suggests punishing companies that speak out against voter suppression with higher taxes
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— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) April 2, 2021
American Airlines and Dell computers have criticised proposed voting restrictions in Texas, where they are based.
McConnell didn’t detail what consequences the corporations might face, but Politico on Monday reported on warnings and legislative moves by Republicans to end tax breaks or extract other financial penalties.
Georgia’s GOP-controlled House last week voted to end Delta’s jet fuel …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics