Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) on Thursday called for Disney to lose its “copyright protections” and for Major League Baseball (MLB) to lose its “longstanding antitrust exemption.”
In an opinion piece for Fox News entitled “It’s time to end economic handouts for woke corporations,” the conservative lawmaker wrote that “today’s multinationals have embraced a toxic blend of offshoring and woke politics, selling out American workers even as they attack American values.”
Hawley emphasized large corporations’ efforts to speak into debates over social policy, especially noting their progressive leanings. “Big business’s priorities now apparently extend to voter ID laws, abortion, and sex education classes for younger and younger children, to name just a few examples,” he said.
In reference to Disney executives’ efforts to inject more LGBTQ representation into its