Georgia lawmakers are calling for Coca-Cola to remove its products from congressional offices, according to The Daily Wire.
Republican State House Reps. Victor Anderson, Clint Crowe, Matt Barton, Jason Ridley, Lauren McDonald III, Stan Gunter, Dewayne Hill, and Marcus Wiedower signed a letter that denounced the gigantic company due to its contribution to “out of control cancel culture.”
“Upon the passage of the ‘Election Integrity Act of 2021,’ your company has made the conscious decision to perpetuate a national dialogue which seeks to intentionally mislead the citizens of Georgia and deepen a divide in our great state,” the lawmakers wrote.
“We have the responsibility to all of Georgia to not engage in those misguided intentions nor continue to support corporations who choose to. SB 202 expands early voting opportunities, provides a pathway to ensure shorter voting lines, secures the use of drop boxes which otherwise would be illegal, as well as several other provisions allowing all Georgians greater access to fast, secure, and transparent elections.”
“Given Coke’s decision to cave to pressure from an out-of-control cancel culture, we respectfully request all Coca-Cola Company products be removed from our office suite immediately,” they have demanded.
“Should Coke choose to read the bill, share its true intentions and accept their role in the dissemination of mistruths, we would welcome a conversation to rebuild a working relationship.”
“We want to be crystal clear and state unambiguously that we are disappointed in the outcome of the Georgia voting legislation. Throughout Georgia’s legislative session we provided feedback to members of both legislative chambers and political parties, opposing measures in the bills that would diminish or deter access to voting,” Coca-Cola Company chairman and CEO James Quincey said.
House Speaker David Ralston said, “They like our public policy when we’re doing things that benefit them.”
“You don’t feed a dog that bites your hand. You got to keep that in mind sometimes.”
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said, “Over the last week, we have engaged in thoughtful conversations with Clubs, former and current players, the Players Association, and The Players Alliance, among others, to listen to their views.”
“I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game and MLB Draft.”
From The Daily Wire:
Last week, Republicans in the Georgia House voted to strip Delta Air Lines of a tax credit worth $35 million after the airline flipped on its support for the bill, condemning it after releasing an initial statement praising its passage. The measure never came up for a vote in the Senate.
Major League Baseball announced on Friday that it was moving its 2021 all-star game and draft out of Atlanta in protest of the voting reforms after public pressure to do so from the White House.