Businesses Ignore Mitch McConnell’s Warning to ‘Stay Out of Politics’

McConnell isn’t the only leader in his party to see his advice related to the situation in Georgia being ignored

4/12/2021 6:54:00 AM

McConnell isn’t the only leader in his party to see his advice related to the situation in Georgia being ignored

Over 100 business leaders were reportedly on a conference call on Saturday discussing how to respond to new, Republican-led voting restrictions.

Many big corporations — though happy to accept McConnell’s caveat that he “wasn’t talking about political contributions” — don’t appear to be heeding his warning. According to the Washington Post, CEOs and corporate leaders from over 100 companies joined a conference call on Saturday to talk “about potential ways to show they opposed the legislation, including by halting donations to politicians who support the bills and even delaying investments in states that pass the restrictive measures.” Figures from the firms involved reportedly included Delta, American, United, Starbucks, Target, and LinkedIn, as well as Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Black. And while the conversation involved rethinking financial contributions in states that limited voting access, that did not apply to personal choices: Several of the business leaders were calling in from Augusta, where they were attending the Masters golf tournament.

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The call is an escalation of what McConnell has dramatically described as a “coordinated campaign by powerful and wealthy people to mislead and bully the American people” in response to Republican-led voting restrictions. According to a count by the Brennan Center for Justice, five laws tightening ballot access have been passed since the election, in addition to 55 more bills designed to limit voting proposed in 24 states.

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