Corporations who joined a boycott over Georgia’s new election restrictions is now ripped by Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and complained that corporate contributions to the Republican Party are drying up.
Graham went on the attack during an appearance on Sean Hannity’s program on Fox.
The senator blasted the boycott – even as he said it was having an impact by keeping donors away from the state Republican Party since Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law new voter ID restrictions on absentee ballots, drop boxes and other voting aspects.
They are trying to intimidate corporate America to abandon the Republican Party,’ Graham fumed, where during the 2020 elections he pleaded for donations to his own Senate re-election campaign.
In the past few months, there have been several major corporations who have bent the knee to the leftist mob to appear progressive and woke. Major League Baseball moved its All-Star game from Georgia to Colorado in a stand against the Peach State’s new voter ID laws despite Colorado having similar, arguably more stringent, voting restrictions. Coca-Cola’s CEO spoke out against Georgia’s new voting laws, as did the CEO of Delta Airlines.
Notable GOP members have rallied against corporations bending the knee to the outrage mob, including former President Donald Trump, who issued a warning about “woke cancel culture” and called for “Republicans and conservatives to fight back.”
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) slammed Delta for being “business partners with the Chinese Communist Party — the same Chinese Communist Party that is committing genocide against Uyghur Muslims inside of China.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) ripped the suddenly progressive corporations, “Had these watch-me-woke-it-up CEOs actually read the bill—instead of parroting the radical left’s talking points—they’d have discovered they had no idea what they were talking about. A clutch of business leaders tried to win woke Twitter points and clowned themselves instead.”
Graham is the latest Republican to hammer corporations for attempting to appease the cancel culture crowd.
“They are trying to intimidate corporate America to abandon the Republican Party,” Graham said during a recent appearance on “Hannity.” “Here’s my message to corporate America, corporate Georgia: have you lost your mind?”
“Don’t you realize that the only thing between you, and your companies, and your shareholders and the Democratic agenda of high taxes, incredible regulations, and unbelievable spending is the Republican Party? Don’t you realize that the two Democrats in Georgia, in the United States Senate are fully on board for the most radical agenda in the history of the country when it comes to tax spending and regulation? So they’re intimidated,” the Republican from South Carolina told Fox News host Sean Hannity.
“Here’s what happened two days ago when I was in Georgia speaking to the annual Republican party fundraising dinner for the Republican Party of Georgia, 18 corporations who money gave money last year, decided not to give a dime this year,” Graham said. “Only one corporation in Georgia helped the Republican Party, Georgia Power. They lost $150,000 because corporations in Georgia have been intimidated by this idea of ‘Jim Crow 2.0.’ So I’m going to give $75,000 from my campaign to the Georgia Republican Party who we’re going to need to take the Senate seat back in Georgia.”
Georgia Power is the only one corporation that helped the Republican Party. They lost $150,000 because corporations in Georgia have been intimidated by this idea of Jim Crow 2.0. So I’m going to give $75,000 from my campaign to the Georgia Republican Party who we’re going to need to take the Senate seat back in Georgia.
The cross-pressures over the election law, enacted after Trump claimed Biden’s election was fraudulent despite multiple recounts in the state and assertions by election officials, come as the GOP prepares for a contentious week in Washington.
GOP leaders in the House have gotten behind an effort to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), who backed Trump’s impeachment after the January 6 riot.