McConnell backs away from warning businesses to stay out of politics
Added 04-07-21 06:56:03pm EST - “Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday backed off his stern warning that companies such as Major League Baseball, Delta and Coca-Cola should stay out of high-profile political fights after they criticized Georgia's” - Thehill.com
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSchumer gets his game changer Progressives fear infrastructure's climate plans won't survive Senate Biden credits McConnell for urging Republicans to get vaccinated MORE (R-Ky.) on Wednesday backed off his stern warning that companies such as Major League Baseball, Delta and Coca-Cola should stay out of high-profile political fights after they criticized Georgia’s new election law.
“I didn’t say that very artfully yesterday. They’re certainly entitled to be involved in politics. They are. My principal complaint is they didn’t read the darn bill,” McConnell said Wednesday at a press conference in Paducah, Kentucky.
The GOP leader softened his tough talk from earlier in the week, when he warned that companies would face "serious consequences" if they become "a vehicle for far-left mobs to hijack our country."
He warned that "businesses must not use economic blackmail to spread disinformation and push bad ideas that citizens reject at the ballot box."
“I found it completely discouraging to find a bunch of corporate CEOs getting in the middle of politics,” McConnell said Monday at a press conference in his home state. “My advice to the corporate CEOs of America is to stay out of politics. Don’t pick sides in these big fights.”
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