It never fails that companies who want to pander to Democrats and the woke nuts ultimately end up crawling back to the GOP to protect them from Democrats and their regulations against fair enterprises. Senator Tom Cotton [R-Ark] told once such company, Kroger, to get bent.
The video, taken from a Nov. 29 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, featured Cotton blasting McMullen for seeking his help to block Democrat lawmakers from hampering its merger with the Albertsons grocery store company.
Cotton expressed disinterest in aiding Kroger, especially after it was sued by “two former employees in Arkansas who were fired after they refused to wear aprons supportive of the LGBTQ+ community,” Fox Business reported.
The senator said Republicans are not interested in helping companies that “silence conservatives and center-right voters.”
Cotton addressed McMullen, stating, “You know, this situation reminds me a little bit of the situation Big Tech companies have found themselves in recent years. They’ve come to Washington because they fear regulation from our Democratic friends, or action by the Biden administration and they expect Republicans, who are traditionally more supportive of free enterprise, to come to their defense.”
“I’ve cautioned them for years that if they silence conservatives and center-right voters… if they discriminate against them in their company, they probably shouldn’t come and ask Republican senators to carry the water for them whenever our Democratic friends want to regulate them or block their mergers,” he continued.
Conveying the message he was not interested in helping McMullen, the senator concluded, “I’ll say this: ‘I’m sorry that’s happening to you. Best of luck.”
Cotton’s refusal to step in and save the woke corporations made many people on social media proud with members praising him for having the gusto to tell the cooperation off.
Journalist Christopher Bedford remarked, “Exactly right. The CEO of Krogers forces his shelf-stockers and checkout employees to undergo leftwing indoctrination to work for him, then pays himself nearly 400x their salaries. When he comes begging for more money and power, send him to his Democrat friends for scraps.”
“This is what it means for a Republican to have a spine. Unlike McConnell, who is a Uniparty hack. Cotton doesn’t waver in the face of political pressure,” another user wrote.
Another added, “Thank you for addressing the elephant in the room, Sen. Cotton. I worked for a major wireless company that relied on the Republicans for a huge merger,only to become one of the most woke companies in America.”
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.