Speaking on Fox News this Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) called on his fellow Republicans to boycott Coca-Cola in response to the company disapproval of Georgia’s new voting law.
“If they want to boycott us why don’t we boycott them,” Paul said. “This is the only thing that will teach them a lesson. If Coca-Cola wants to only operate in Democrat states and have only Democrats drink them, God love ’em. We’ll see how well they do when half the country quits drinking Coca-Cola.”
Paul was responding to Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey’s comments where he called Georgia’s new law “unacceptable.”
“Let me be crystal clear and unequivocal, this legislation is unacceptable, it is a step backward and it does not promote principles we have stood for in Georgia, around broad access to voting, around voter convenience, about ensuring election integrity, and this is frankly just a step backwards,” Quincey said.
Other companies spoke out against the law, including Delta Air Lines, JP Morgan Chase and Major League Baseball, which withdrew its annual All-Star Game from Atlanta in protest.
According to Democrats, the law makes it harder for many people, particularly minorities, to vote. Republicans say the bill only tightens election security.