Republicans at the state and federal level are rallying against big business in light of the corporate backlash to Georgia for election reforms signed into law last month.
The GOP angst over corporate influence in politics has grown steadily in recent years. Corporate interference in the 2020 election and now big business engaging in what Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called “economic blackmail” over GOP-led election reforms has catalyzed Republican anger and provoked action.
“Our private sector must stop taking cues from the Outrage-Industrial Complex. Americans do not need or want big business to amplify disinformation or react to every manufactured controversy with frantic left-wing signaling,” McConnell said in a statement Monday.
“From election law to environmentalism to radical social agendas to the Second Amendment, parts of the private sector keep dabbling in behaving like a woke parallel government,” he added. “Corporations will invite serious consequences if they become a vehicle for far-left mobs to hijack our country from outside the constitutional