On Monday, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) warned corporate America to “stay out of politics.” However, on Tuesday he clarified that this doesn’t mean they should stop sending him money.
“I’m not talking about political contributions,” McConnell said. “Most of them contribute to both sides, they have political action committees, that’s fine, it’s legal, it’s appropriate, I support that,” McConnell said while speaking to reporters in his home state of Kentucky. ” I’m talking about taking a position on a highly incendiary issue like this and punishing a community or a state because you don’t like a particular law they passed,” he said.
McConnell’s remarks come after he criticized corporations such as Delta and Coca-Cola for publicly condemning Georgia’s recently passed voting rights bill that reduces the number of statewide ballot drop-off boxes and makes it illegal for non-poll workers to hand out water to people waiting in long lines.
Watch the video below.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on hypocrisy of telling corporations to "stay out of politics":
"I'm not talking about political contributions … I'm talking about taking a position on a highly incendiary issue like this and punishing a community or a state." pic.twitter.com/4ZJ7ahSS4N
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