McConnell: Big Business acting like 'woke parallel government'

Source: Politico | April 5, 2021 | Burgess Everett

The broadside from the Senate minority leader is just the latest sign of a fraying alliance between big companies and the Republican Party.

Mitch McConnell is putting Big Business on notice: There will be “serious consequences” if corporate America continues acting like “a woke parallel government.”

The broadside from the Senate minority leader, who has aligned himself with the business community for decades, is just the latest sign of a fraying alliance between big companies and the Republican Party. In the wake of the cancellation of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Georgia over new election laws there, McConnell (R-Ky.) flashed frustration that companies appear to be taking direction from Democratic complaints about the law.

“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 lengthy statement on Monday. “Corporations will invite serious consequences if they become a vehicle for far-left mobs to hijack our country from outside the constitutional order.”

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