Responding to companies who’ve publicly criticized Georgia’s new voting law, primarily Major League Baseball’s decision to move the All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) warned companies about unspecified “serious consequences” if corporations and other “parts of the private sector keep dabbling in behaving like a woke parallel government.”
Speaking to reporters later that day, McConnell reiterated his stance, telling corporations to “stay out of politics.”
“I’m not talking about political contributions,” he clarified. “Most [corporations] contribute to both sides … that’s fine, it’s legal and appropriate, I support that. I’m talking about taking a position on a highly incendiary issue like this and punishing a community or state because you don’t like a particular law. I just think it’s stupid.”
McConnell went on to slam President Biden’s claims that the Georgia bill was restrictive and a return to “Jim Crow” restrictions aimed at limiting voting for Black Americans.
“It’s simply not true,” McConnell said.
Watch the video below:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on hypocrisy of telling corporations to “stay out of politics”:
“I’m not talking about political contributions … I’m talking about taking a position on a highly incendiary issue like this and punishing a community or a state.” pic.twitter.com/4ZJ7ahSS4N
— The Recount (@therecount) April 6, 2021