“From electoral law to environmental preservation to a harsh social agenda to the Second Amendment, the private sector remains dazzled with awakening parallel government behavior,” McConnell said in his statement. Companies will be inviting devastating consequences if they become the vehicle of the far-left mob to usurp our country from outside the constitution. ”
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) Similarly said in questioning why Republicans should focus on companies on policy issues after they accept conflicting positions. With the party
“Why are we still listening to these organizations’ hypocrisy on taxes, regulations and antitrust?” He tweeted on Friday.
Violence between Republicans and large Georgia corporations underscores the party’s greater ties with American corporations on social and cultural issues, while GOP leaders grapple with the party’s direction after the 2020 election. The relationship is complicated by the fact that Republicans continue to support private sector-backed economic policies on taxes and regulations, making it unclear what forms of revenge leaders can follow. have
For example, McConnell and other Republicans said the big reason they opposed President Biden’s infrastructure proposal revealed last week was because the White House proposed to pay the package by raising corporate tax rates.
McConnell’s office declined to elaborate on the “consequences” that the Senate Minority Leader may take against companies on the wrong side of Republicans.
But beyond policy, attacking corporate in America could prove beneficial for Republicans who want to power the party’s supporters base that embrace Trump’s anti-establishment rhetoric and focus on the cramps. I wonder how the country is changing culture and population.
Republicans “are signaling to their base that this is a culture war and that they are the martyrs of the culture war,” said Andra Gillespie, an associate professor of political science at Emory University in Atlanta.
Most of the reaction from die-hard politicians and allies was not about trying to change hearts, she said. Instead, it reflects the political polarization of the country.
“For Republicans, it’s a question, are you following these threats now?” She said. “Do you keep doing it? Or are you down? “
Trump added to the issue over the weekend, urging Republicans to stand up against companies, he issued a statement calling on “Republicans and Conservatives to fight back” against nine companies that say the law. Georgia broke the integrity of the election, which Democrats accused him of making after he refused to accept the presidential election while claiming widespread voter fraud.
“For years, radical leftist Democrats have been playing dirty by boycotting goods when it does or identifies anything from that company that offends them. Now they are going big with WOKE CANCEL CULTURE and our holy elections. It’s finally time for Republicans and Conservatives to fight back, ”Trump said Saturday. We play games better than them. “
The current fight focuses on a newly announced voting overhaul in Georgia. Democrats insisted it was an attempt by Republicans to hold voting in minority communities and seize the electoral administration by giving the legislature the power to nominate three seats to the panel. Five state elected officials, dominated by Republican GOP leaders, have pushed back on the allegations, arguing that the law would make voting easier by extending voting hours and they It accuses Democrats, including Biden, of partisan-driven schemes.
The Georgia-based company has been hit by attacks on the law, ranking first from the left and right, the Atlanta-based Coca-Cola started in the face of the threat of sanctions from liberal activists last month. It was not said before the bill was passed to face a new set of problems when CEO James Quincey last week said the law was “wrong” and “a step back”. Together and right-wing critics criticized the company and called for boycott of its products.
Delta Air Lines faced a similar reaction after CEO Ed Bastian called the law. “Unacceptable” and contrary to the company’s values.
But the outcry sounded significantly after Major League Baseball on Friday announced it would move the annual All-Star Game from the Atlanta Braves home due to Georgia law.
“Guess what I did today? Don’t look at baseball !!!! ”Ronna McDaniel, chairman of the Republican National Committee, tweeted on Friday.
On Monday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announce That he will no longer throw the first formal ball at the Texas Rangers game.
“It’s a shame that America’s hobbies are not just But only influenced by partisan politics It also creates a political error, ”Abbott wrote in a letter to the Rangers.
Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-Ga.) Continued the ruling, saying that “America’s pastime has become a political tool for liberals” and called on his people. “Fight back with their pocketbook,” he is exploring methods for Congress “to ensure the MLB creates serious financial losses for the local community in Georgia,” according to his office.
While most of the Republican attacks against companies are rhetorical. But some people in the party are taking action.
Georgia-based Delta is facing a loss of $ 35 million in jet fuel tax benefits after the state council voted to cancel it as a payback for Bastian’s comments. Bastian’s statement came just days after Delta issued a statement that largely praised the legislation. Delta is hanging on to tax benefits right now, as the legislature postponed before the bill was adopted in the Senate.
The other moves are more symbolic at the moment.
For example, a group of Georgia legislators sent a letter to the Georgia Beverage Association warning that they would no longer keep Coca-Cola products in their state office.
Republicans in Congress are signaling their support for South Carolina Republican Representative Jeff Duncan to move a bill that would lift the MLB’s antitrust exemption, arguing that baseball qualifies as a commercial between the Duncan State and 10 co-sponsors plan to introduce the “Teddy Roosevelt Fair Competition and Public Trust Act of 2021” next week when the House reopens.
Sens.Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rubio plan to introduce a partner Bill. However, it is unlikely that the bills will be considered in any one of the chambers under the Democratic-controlled Congress.
On Monday, Rubio called MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred for “hypocrisy” and prioritized “awakening corporate morality” in deciding to move the game from American cities. But it has not ended the league’s ties with China and Cuba because of doing so. Lots of revenue loss and being shut down from lucrative markets. ”