The cozy relationship between Republicans and corporations is no secret in Washington. The party’s last major legislative achievement was a tax cut bill that focused on lowering the corporate tax rate. But that relationship shifted in the early weeks of Joe Biden’s presidency.
Also on monday, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) Asked MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred if he would cancel his membership in the Augusta National Golf Club, the location of the upcoming Masters golf tournament. Rubio predicted that Manfred would not do this because it “would require a personal sacrifice, contrary to the brisk corporate virtue signal to move the All-Star game out of Atlanta”.
And in March McConnell joined several GOP senators in a letter to the business community I urge them to speak out against efforts to reverse the outcome of a race at Iowa House. Some companies signaled that they would pause donations to Republicans who joined former President Donald Trump’s efforts to contest the 2020 election results, especially after the pro-Trump uprising in the Capitol.
“I remember a long time ago when Democrats and the elite establishment said it was absolutely wrong for Washington, D.C., to reverse certified election results. No, wait, that was two months ago, ”McConnell said two weeks ago.
Since then, MLB has pulled the All-Star game under pressure from Biden and other Georgia Democrats who have called the new electoral law a form of modern “Jim Crow” restrictions. After Biden and two Democratic Senate candidates gain the upper hand in Georgia, the law expands voter ID requirements and makes changes to early and mail-in voting in the state.
McConnell said, “Nobody really believes this current dispute comes close to the appalling racial brutality of segregation.”
“From voting rights to environmental protection to radical social agendas and the second change, parts of the private sector behave again and again like a lively parallel government,” said McConnell on Monday. “Corporations must not use economic blackmail to spread disinformation and drive bad ideas.” that the citizens refuse at the ballot box. “