"I'm not talking about political contributions": McConnell adds important caveat to corporate threat

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"My warning to corporate America is to stay out of politics," GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday
Republicans are retaliating against corporations that have condemned Georgia's anti-voting law, launching various pressure campaigns and weaponizing legislative threats that would affect Corporate America's bottom line.

Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., accused corporations of siding with the Democrats, expressing that there would be " serious consequences " if companies continued to do so.

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"So my warning, if you will, to corporate America is to stay out of politics," McConnell told reporters at a news conference on Tuesday. "It's not what you're designed for. And don't be intimidated by the left into taking up causes that put you right in the middle of one of America's greatest political debates."

"I'm not talking about political contributions," he quickly added. "Most of them contribute to both sides, they have political action committees, that's fine. It's legal, it's appropriate, I support that. I'm talking about taking a position on a highly incendiary issue like this and punishing a community or a state, because you don't like a particular law that passed, I just think it's stupid."

McConnell's threats appear anything but idle, with numerous Republicans calling for boycotts of companies that expressed opposition to Georgia's new law.

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"For years the Radical Left Democrats have played dirty by boycotting products when anything from that company is done or stated in any way that offends them," said former President Trump said in a statement on Saturday released by Save America PAC. "Now they are going big time with the WOKE CANCEL CULTURE and our sacred elections." Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel echoed Trump: "Guess…
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