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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday retracted his demand that corporations “stay out of politics,” with the exception of political donations, as major companies protest Georgia’s recently-passed voting rights restrictions.
“I didn’t say that very artfully yesterday,” the Kentucky Republican told reporters of his comments earlier this week. “They’re certainly entitled to be involved in politics.”
“My complaint about the CEOs is they ought to read the damn bill,” he added.
Major League Baseball announced last Friday that it would pull its All-Star game from Atlanta in response to the Georgia law, which civil rights activists have broadly condemned as a racist voter suppression effort. Georgia-based companies, including Coca-Cola, Delta, and Home Depot, followed, arguing that the voting law was based on the GOP’s lies about voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
On Monday, McConnell lashed out at corporations that are speaking out against the law. Prominent Republicans have called for boycotts and tax hikes on the companies that speak out, labeling the corporations “hypocrites” for continuing to operate in authoritarian countries.
“My advice to the corporate CEOs of America is to stay out of politics. Don’t pick sides in these big fights,” McConnell said during a …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics