McConnell Warns Companies Retaliating Against GOP Voting Laws

  

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McConnell Warns Companies Retaliating Against GOP Voting Laws
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell threatened "serious consequences" for corporations that retaliate against Republican-led efforts to pass new state election laws.

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WASHINGTON—Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell threatened "serious consequences" for corporations that retaliate against Republican-led efforts to pass new state election laws and warned against what he described as private-sector advocacy for progressive policy goals, from environmental regulation to gun control.

"It's jaw-dropping to see powerful American institutions not just permit themselves to be bullied, but join in the bullying themselves," Mr. McConnell (R., Ky.) said in a statement Monday.

He accused companies of "dabbling in behaving like a woke parallel government," and said that they "will invite serious consequences if they become a vehicle for far-left mobs to hijack our country from outside the constitutional order."

Mr. McConnell pointed specifically to the backlash against a controversial election bill passed by the GOP-controlled Georgia legislature last month along party lines. He said the legislation had been misrepresented as racist by opponents.

Mr. McConnell didn't mention any companies by name, and didn't specify what consequences they might face.

Georgia-based Delta Air Lines Inc., Coca-Cola Co. and other companies condemned the Georgia law last month following criticism from civil-rights advocates who said the new rules would make it harder for Georgians—especially minority voters—to cast ballots. Major League Baseball also said it would move this summer's All-Star Game and amateur draft out of suburban Atlanta in response to the law.

Georgia Republicans who championed the law countered that changes to mail-in voting are needed to improve election integrity in the state, which is trending from red to purple. President Biden narrowly won Georgia's 16 electoral votes in November, and two Democrats, Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, won a pair of runoffs in January to hand their party control of the Senate.

Mr. McConnell accused Democrats of spreading misinformation about the Georgia legislation and other state-level GOP election bills to justify their plans to push a sweeping voting-rights bill through the Senate that would expand early voting, loosen state voter-ID laws and make mail-in voting permanent nationwide. The bill, For the People Act, already passed the House, 220-210. No Republicans voted for it.

"This power grab is impossible to defend, so the left wants to deflect. Instead of winning the debate, they want to silence debate by bullying citizens and entire states into submission," Mr. McConnell said.

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FLYNAVY1
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1  seeder  FLYNAVY1    one week ago

If McConnel is against it, it must be because it's a threat to his desire for power in the Senate..... free market be damned.

Republicans/conservatives can feel free to continue down the road of being on the wrong sides of issues.  The rest of America is moving out, and moving on. 

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
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1.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1    one week ago
The rest of America is moving out, and moving on

yep, he's scared. It is inevitable that old white is fading pretty quick right out of sight, and these blatantly targeted individuals are NOT gonna be voting R. What the Hell is he going to do to these corporations ??? It's a free market and they can do as they please. Fck Him!

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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1.1.1  seeder  FLYNAVY1  replied to  igknorantzrulz @1.1    one week ago

I stopped shopping at Home Depot and wrote the CEO a letter as to why.......  Money talks... 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.1.2  Greg Jones  replied to  igknorantzrulz @1.1    one week ago
We will see how the midterms go. I don't think the Dems are going to be very happy with  the dilemma that Biden will face from a Republican Congress.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.1.3  Ozzwald  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.2    one week ago
I don't think the Dems are going to be very happy with  the dilemma that Biden will face from a Republican Congress.

Yup, a Republican congress will block anything designed to help the average American.  You're right, if that happens Biden will have to deal with it.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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1.1.4  seeder  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.3    one week ago
Republican congress will block anything designed to help the average American

Mitch & Co. have a long and proven track record of this....!

 
 
 
CB
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1.1.5  CB   replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1.1.1    one week ago

I have two Home Depot cards. . .what 'hot button' fact did I miss? What's going on?

 
 
 
CB
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1.1.6  CB   replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.2    one week ago

Thanks for the warning??!!

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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1.1.7  seeder  FLYNAVY1  replied to  CB @1.1.5    one week ago

Home Depot has it's headquarters in Atlanta......  I let them know that I was no longer shopping there for my DIY projects as they didn't add their voice against the draconian anti-voter laws the GOP put in place.

 
 
 
evilgenius
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1.1.8  evilgenius  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.2    one week ago
I don't think the Dems are going to be very happy with  the dilemma that Biden will face from a Republican Congress.

The way it looks today (and that's all we can go on) is that the House will flip Republican while the Senate will pick up more Dems. This is why House Dems want to push their wish lists. 

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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1.1.9  Thrawn 31  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.2    one week ago

Meh, 2 years of gridlock, what else is new?

 
 
 
CB
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1.1.10  CB   replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1.1.7    one week ago

Oh, that's right! Atlanta-based. I will ponder giving them a call to Watch:Look:Listen!

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.1.11  Ozzwald  replied to  evilgenius @1.1.8    one week ago
The way it looks today (and that's all we can go on) is that the House will flip Republican while the Senate will pick up more Dems. This is why House Dems want to push their wish lists. 

However, you have to look back at Georgia.  As soon as the Republican state of Georgia realized that voting Republican for their Senators meant no COVID stimulus, they voted Democrat.  McConnel, and others, are showing that voting Republican will again screw over the average American.

Republicans do not give a crap about the average American, what's changed is that they are no longer hiding that fact.  Instead of feigning concern to elicit votes, they are putting all their efforts into voter suppression and gerrymandering.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.2  Greg Jones  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1    one week ago

Republicans/conservatives can feel free to continue down the road of being on the wrong sides of issues.  The rest of America is moving out, and moving on. 

You might have a point of the lies being circulated by the Democrat had any element of truth in them.

Being wrong on the issue is when the left wants to make elections a mockery, claiming that any rules and regulation to make them more secure is somehow racist.

For the leftists to keep claiming that minorities are somehow less intelligent and confused and need the help of white liberals to register to vote and get to the polls in plenty of time t vote is just plain racist on its face.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
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1.2.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Greg Jones @1.2    one week ago

If there were ANY signs of election fraud in the last Presidential one, you might have actually made a point, but since THERE WERE NOT, no point made or given.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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1.2.2  seeder  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Greg Jones @1.2    one week ago

Charming.....

Trump supporters have every right in the world to remain delusional, and I'll defend their constitutional right to do so.  That being said, the stratified thinking of white nationalists is headed to the fossil record, and companies that pay attention to shareholders know where this country is going.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.2.3  Ozzwald  replied to  Greg Jones @1.2    one week ago
You might have a point of the lies being circulated by the Democrat had any element of truth in them.

Please be specific.  What lies?

 
 
 
CB
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1.2.4  CB   replied to  Greg Jones @1.2    one week ago
For the leftists to keep claiming that minorities are somehow less intelligent and confused and need the help of white liberals to register to vote and get to the polls in plenty of time t vote is just plain racist on its face.

original

Nykidra Robinson, founder of "Black Girls Vote" joins to discuss how she came up the idea to create a group aimed at bringing together black women to educate, engage and empower them around voting.

So now what, Greg? Oh, you didn't know? Or were you playing a role of 'babbler' with that white liberals guides needed to control "tha Blacks" vote franchise. So weak. So tired. So bruised! We have more Black organizations that champion minority voting and other causes - Greg, try to keep up al-'iiggh t?

And just for shits and giggles: What's it to some conservatives how, when, where, who, what, we do to get our valid votes in the bins? We don't have a problem with White people lifting, helping, and supporting. . . it's called FREEDOM.

Some conservatives love to talk about FREEDOM, but do you really, truly, deeply, widely, mean FREEDOM?

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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1.2.5  Thrawn 31  replied to  Greg Jones @1.2    one week ago

Why fix what isn’t broken?

Our election systems are just fine according to officials across the country from both parties. Your idiot party is trying to solve a nonexistent problem, really just perfectly fitting my description of the modern GOP as a useless body with no real goals or ambitions and no idea what they even want to do when it comes to governing. Just rambling about things that aren’t actually problems and proposing “solutions” to those nonexistent problems. Cashing those checks w/o actually doing anything.

 
 
 
CB
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1.2.6  CB   replied to  Thrawn 31 @1.2.5    one week ago

The GOP conservatives are stifling this country. Stunting its natural course of growth and development. Is it any wonder that while "we" navel-gaze that China and Russia are "embarking" on quests and other odysseys? Soon Europe and Britain are going to tell us to pound sand out of necessity. ("What have you done for us lately?")

The US has become the world's drunken 'son' walking down the bolivar in 'sagging' pants,  ball-cap, and T-Shirt that reads:

"One Tough Customer."

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.2.7  Ozzwald  replied to  Thrawn 31 @1.2.5    one week ago
Your idiot party is trying to solve a nonexistent problem

Actually their problem does exist, it is just not the problem advertised. 

The problem they are trying to fix is that more people are voting Democrat than Republican.  Their solution, instead of adjusting their standards to better fit, and thus attract, more voters to their side, is to simply prevent voters who would vote against them, from voting.

 
 
 
r.t..b...
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1.2.8  r.t..b...  replied to  Ozzwald @1.2.7    one week ago

Rather regressive, in every possible way. 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.2.9  Greg Jones  replied to  igknorantzrulz @1.2.1    one week ago
If there were ANY signs of election voter suppression in the last Presidential one, you might have actually made a point, but since THERE WERE NOT, no point made or given.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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1.2.10  seeder  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Greg Jones @1.2.9    one week ago

Oh.... now we understand. 

Since according to you, there weren't any signs of  VOTER SUPRESSION in the last presidential election,  the GOP had to go out of their way to install some?  And all of them based on "The Big Lie".

Got it!  

 
 
 
Ender
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1.3  Ender  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1    one week ago

The ass was basically threating them. Fall in line or else. Now some in GA are threatening to take away any tax breaks.

Gotta SMH at the hypocrisy.

Companies must have low taxes for the benefit of all of us! Unless of course they don't do or say what I want...

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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1.3.1  seeder  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Ender @1.3    one week ago

So much for the free market right.....?

 
 
 
CB
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1.3.2  CB   replied to  Ender @1.3    one week ago

This is all Donald Trump, the provocateur, who even turned on his 'Vice' when the chips fell on the rocks! Can't you see it. Donald is whipping these foolish leaders into: No Apology. No Compromise. Winner Takes All.

Argument and fighting and taking other people stuff is how Donald lives. Now he is teaching the 'tricks of his trade' to the take over wing of the GOP.

Donald Trump is the so-called, 'mastermind" behind an affront attack on all: civility, decency, diversity, and truth. Irrespective of the placement.

"See The Man!"

 
 
 
Ender
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2  Ender    one week ago

I love how they call it election 'integrity'.

That is just a buzzword for the chronically stupid.

 
 
 
evilgenius
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3  evilgenius    one week ago

I remember last year when Bob Igor mentioned the GA abortion law and how it might be hard to get workers that won't want to live and work in Atlanta. I haven't heard anything yet on this though. If Disney does move production out of Atlanta that would be a kick in the Jimmy that really hurts. Tyler Perry Productions, Viacom and AT&T (owns Warner Bros) have issued statements, but not threats.

 
 
 
Kavika
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4  Kavika     one week ago

Since corporations are people, these are simply American persons voicing their opinions and Mitch is threatening them. Careful there Mitch as a supposed defender of the constitution you should know that they are expressing their 1st amendment rights.

 

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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4.1  seeder  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Kavika @4    one week ago

Nice touch Kavika!

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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4.2  Thrawn 31  replied to  Kavika @4    one week ago

Ah damn, didn’t see your comment until just now, but I went with the same thing. These are just Americans expressing their first amendment rights.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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5  Paula Bartholomew    one week ago

Screw the turtle.

 
 
 
bbl-1
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5.1  bbl-1  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @5    one week ago

NO!  You do it.  s/

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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6  Thrawn 31    one week ago

What’s Bitch’s problem? These are just upstanding American citizens voicing their displeasure with what state governments are doing. Embracing their first amendment rights and saying “we will take our business elsewhere”. Not sure what the problem is.

I thought he was all about corporations being people no?

 
 
 
bbl-1
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7  bbl-1    one week ago

So McConnell and the GOP are threatening the corporate because of their stance on GOP led voter laws which the corporate views as basically un-American?

These McConnell led GOP threats could be taken at face value and could indicate that the GOP believes it will soon regain total/complete control of the legislative governmental wings of power and may use these powers autocratically to punish the corporate for daring to voice opposition to the GOP desires to solidify it's control of the government?

These are not idle threats even though these threats do have a ring of desperation.  None the less, it would be wise to take these threats seriously and fully understand that the GOP has fallen into their self made trap that The Constitution is an inconvenience and large swaths of the electorate is a further inconvenience.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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7.1  Ozzwald  replied to  bbl-1 @7    one week ago
These are not idle threats even though these threats do have a ring of desperation.

Actually I think they are.  McConnell can stand up there all day whining about how badly corporations are treating the Republican party, and voice blustery threats.  But McConnell, and the Republican party, would never...ever...ever commit any action against their cash cows.

The Republican party would not exist without corporate money donations.

 
 
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