Republican Senator Rand Paul (Kentucky) earlier this week urged Republicans to boycott Coca-Cola. The statement came after Coca-Cola criticized Georgia’s new election integrity law.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has called for boycotts of companies that have come out in opposition to the Georgia elections law. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP Images)
“If they want to boycott us, why don’t we boycott them?” Senator Rand Pauld asked questions on Fox News on Monday (April 5). “This is the only thing that will teach them a lesson. If Coca-Cola wants to operate only in the Democratic states and only Democrats drink Coca-Cola, God is merciful to them. We will see how well they will do when half of the population of this country will no longer drink Coca-Cola ”.
Previously, Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey has criticized Georgia’s new election integrity law as “unacceptable”. Coca-Cola is headquartered in the state of Georgia.
Mr. James Quincey said on CNBC: “Let me be this clear and without hesitation: This law is unacceptable, it’s a setback, and it doesn’t push the principles that we have. advocates in Georgia for open electoral access, for voter convenience, on ensuring electoral integrity. And frankly, this is a step backward ”.
Before TNS Rand Paul, former President Donald Trump also called for a boycott of Coca-Cola and other companies in the past have spoken out against Georgia’s election integrity law.
“For years, the Democrats of the Radical Left have played the dirty game of boycotting [companies] products when anything at that company is made or declared in any way. attack them, ”Trump wrote in a statement via Save America PAC on Saturday (April 3, US time). “Now they are strongly linking the PROVINCE BOOKS CULTURE with our sacred elections.”
Mr. Trump called for a boycott of some companies belonging to the largest brands in the US such as Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines and UPS.
“The time has come for the last time for the Republicans and the Rightists to make a massive counterattack – we have more people than them!”, Mr Trump’s statement continued. “Boycott of Major League American Professional Baseball, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, JPMorgan Chase, ViacomCBS, Citigroup, Cisco, UPS and Merck. Do not return to [use] their products until they have accepted the [election integrity law]. We can play this game better than they do ”.
Eight Republican lawmakers of the Georgia state parliament also urged the chairman of the Georgia Beverage Association to stop bringing Coca-Cola products into their offices.
“Because Coca-Cola chooses to bow to the pressure of the out-of-control culture, we respectfully ask to immediately remove all Coca-Cola Company’s products from the office. ours. If Coca-Cola chooses to read the bill, share their true intentions and acknowledge their role in spreading false information, we would welcome a dialogue to re-establish a relationship. work, ”declared the eight Republican party lawmakers.
The election integrity law signed by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp in late March requires that an absentee vote be provided with a photo ID, equivalent to the requirement for a person to vote in person; at the same time, the law requires increased ballot box security, mandatory timing of pre-voting, etc.
Republicans said the act would restore confidence in Georgia’s elections, but Democrats said it would limit the right to vote.
In the 2020 general election, Georgia was one of the most controversial fluctuating states. There is a great deal of evidence that the state exists in violation of its election rules.