McConnell Backtracks on Telling Corporations To Stay Out of Politics: ‘I Didn’t Say That Very Artfully’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is walking back his warning to corporations to “stay out of politics.”

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, McConnell said, “I didn’t say that very artfully yesterday. They’re certainly entitled to be involved in politics. They are.”

“My principal complaint is they didn’t read the darn bill. The president of the United States called the bill a Jim Crow exercise to suppress voter turnout — presumably based on race because that’s what the Jim Crow allegation is,” he continued.

He sarcastically added, “That bastion of conservatism The Washington Post gave the president four Pinocchios for lying about it.”

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On Tuesday, the Kentucky lawmaker claimed it is “stupid” that corporate executives are speaking out to criticize a controversial new voting law in Georgia.

“So my warning, if you will, to corporate America is to stay out of politics,” he said, adding, “It’s not what you’re designed for. And don’t be intimidated by the left into taking up causes that put you right in the middle of one of America’s greatest political debates.”

“You know, Republicans drink Coca-Cola, too. And we fly. And we like baseball. This is a pretty competitive political environment in America, as I just pointed out a 50-50 Senate. If I were running a major corporation, I’d stay out of politics.”

He clarified that he was “not talking about political contributions.”

“Most of them contribute to both sides. They have political action committees, that’s fine. It’s legal, it’s appropriate, I support that. 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 that passed. I just think it’s stupid,” he said.

Biden has described the bill as “Jim Crow in the 21st Century” and claimed that it would limit voting hours to “five o’clock when working people are just getting off work.”

However, The Washington Post’s fact-checker gave the president four “Pinocchios” for “falsely” alleging that the bill limits voting hours.

Responses

  1. So why no comments from you when Mike Lindell, the pillow guy, is still saying stuff about the election. Sorry, I forgot he’s saying pro republican things.

    1. The Mike Lindell guy who turned 75% of his company’s production and 90% of his company’s sewers to make masks for healthcare workers during this pandemic? THAT Mike Lindell? The Mike Lindell guy that exercised HIS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT to express his opinion? THE EXACT same CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT you took advantage of RIGHT HERE yourself, gymbo. THAT Mike Lindell? Just WHAT did you do gymbo to help with the pandemic, or what have you done in your LIFE that makes you THINK you have the right to LIMIT somebody else’s CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT to express themselves, the SAME RIGHT you freely take advantage of yourself?

      Oh crap. I see it now. Mike Lindell NEEDS to be CENSORED because, as gymbo says, “he’s saying pro republican things”. OH MY EFFIN GOD!!!! HOW will the country EVER RECOVER???? Go crawl back under the rock you crawled out from under gymbo.