Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued a statement Monday morning, outraged over corporations falling for a “fake narrative” and using “economic blackmail to spread disinformation.”
“There is no consistent or factual standard being applied here. It’s just a fake narrative gaining speed by its own momentum… Businesses must not use economic blackmail to spread disinformation and push bad ideas that citizens reject at the ballot box,” McConnell said in his statement.
McConnell said the public is currently witnessing what he called a “coordinated campaign by powerful and wealthy people” in order to “mislead and bully the American people.”
President Joe Biden has called any state-level debate on voting procedures “Jim Crow or Jim Crow on steroids.” McConnell said, “Nobody actually believes this,” adding, “nobody really thinks this current dispute comes anywhere near the horrific racist brutality of segregation.” He questions why a host of powerful people and institutions