Republican Senator From Texas Ted Cruz is urging his Republican colleagues to refuse political donations from “woke” corporations he believes are “fair weather friends” to the GOP. Cruz hopes to lead a new movement within the Republican Party, in alignment with Trump’s America First agenda, to inspire grassroots support for upcoming candidates.
Major attacks from companies like Coca-Cola and Major League Baseball on the recent election reform bill in Georgia have proven Cruz’s point. The Texas Senator vowed he would no longer accept donations from corporate PAC’s that do not support America-First causes.
Cruz gave these woke corporations an ultimatum, putting those on notice who took full advantage of GOP support when it suited them.
“This time, we won’t look the other way on Coca-Cola’s $12 billion in back taxes owed. This time, when Major League Baseball lobbies to preserve its multibillion-dollar antitrust exception, we’ll say no thank you. This time, when Boeing asks for billions in corporate welfare, we’ll simply let the Export-Import Bank expire.”
“When the time comes that you need help with a tax break or a regulatory change, I hope the Democrats take your calls, because we may not. Starting today, we won’t take your money either,” he pledged.
His call to action serves as a litmus test for others in the Republican party, however divided, remain unified in their frustration toward corporations willing to bend a knee at every Far-Left cause. Corporations have voiced support for radical groups like Black Lives Matter and as mentioned earlier, the Georgia voting law.
Starting today, I no longer accept money from any corporate PAC.
I urge my GOP colleagues to do the same.
For too long, Republicans have allowed the left & their big-business allies to attack our values & ship jobs overseas with no response.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 28, 2021
Corporations that flagrantly misrepresent efforts to protect our elections need to be called out, singled out and cut off,” he wrote.
For Cruz, his brave condemnation of corporate America has very real consequences. He accepted $2.6 million in corporate donations in the past.
Author: Asa McCue