Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday that it is “stupid” for corporations to take stances on divisive political issues but noted that his criticism did not include their political donations.
“So my warning, if you will, to corporate America is to stay out of politics,” McConnell told reporters at a news conference in Louisville. “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.”
McConnell’s comments were the third time he’s addressed the corporate backlash over Georgia’s recently passed voting law, which came about in the aftermath of former President Donald Trump’s campaign of falsehoods about the election result in the state last fall.