McConnell: Corporate Pushback Against Georgia Voting Law Is ‘Economic Blackmail’ and Disinformation

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on April 5 admonished corporate leaders for their criticism of Georgia’s new voting law, accusing them of falling for “absurd disinformation” and of “dabbling in behaving like a woke parallel government.” “Our private sector must stop taking cues from the Outrage-Industrial Complex,” McConnell said in a statement. “Americans do not need or want big business to amplify disinformation or react to every manufactured controversy with frantic left-wing signaling.” The top Republican in the Senate said the discussion around SB 202, or the Election Integrity Act of 2021 (pdf), has become unmoored from fact. “There is no consistent or factual standard being applied here,” McConnell said. “It’s just a fake narrative gaining speed by its own momentum. … Businesses must not use economic blackmail to spread disinformation.” Dozens of CEOs and corporations—including Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and Coca-Cola—have railed against SB 202, alleging voter suppression. Last week, dozens …

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