In Washington, the close relationship between Republicans and companies is no secret. The party’s last major legislative achievement was a tax cut bill, which focused on reducing corporate tax rates. But this relationship has changed in the first few weeks of Joe Biden’s presidency.
Also on Monday, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) asked Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred (Rob Manfred) whether he would cancel the upcoming Masters Golf Tournament. Eligibility for the Gusta National Golf Club. Rubio predicted that Manfred would not be due to “personal sacrifices, not the eye-catching corporate virtues of moving the All-Star Game from Atlanta.”
In March of this year, McConnell and several Republican senators wrote a letter to the business community asking him to oppose efforts to change the outcome of the Iowa House of Representatives election. Some companies said they would suspend donations to Republicans, who joined former President Donald Trump to dispute the 2020 election results, especially after the pro-Trump riots in the Capitol.
“I remember going back to the Democrats and the elite saying that Washington, DC, overturned the election results certified by the state government is completely wrong. No, wait, that was two months ago.” McConnell said two weeks ago.
Since then, under pressure from Biden and other Democrats, Major League Baseball withdrew from the All-Star Game in Georgia, and they called the new voting law a modern form of “Jim Crow” restrictions. Passed after Biden and two Democratic Senate candidates won in Georgia, the law expanded voter ID requirements and made changes to the state’s early voting and mail voting.
McConnell said: “No one really thinks that the current dispute is the result of the terrible racism of apartheid.”
McConnell said on Monday: “From election laws to environmentalism, to radical social agendas, to the Second Amendment, some private sectors have been trying to behave like a waking parallel government. Businesses must never behave. Economic extortion cannot be used to spread false information and spread bad ideas. Citizens refused at the ballot box.”