U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell lashed out at corporate America on Monday, warning CEOs to stay out of the debate over a new voting law in Georgia that has been criticized as restricting votes among minorities and the poor.
In a sign of a growing rift in the decades-old alliance between the conservative party and U.S. corporations, McConnell said: “My advice to the corporate CEOs of America is to stay out of politics. Don’t pick sides in these big fights.”
“Corporations will invite serious consequences if they become a vehicle for far-left mobs to hijack our country from outside the constitutional order,” McConnell told a news conference in his home state of Kentucky.
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Today Mitch McConnell told CEOs to “stay out of politics” now that they are coming out against voter suppression.
Mitch McConnell doesn’t want to talk about how he got more donations in 2020 from Fortune 500 CEOs than any other member of Congress.https://t.co/ys4NYAmOAS
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) April 5, 2021