McConnell warns “stupid” business leaders about political rhetoric: “Republicans drink Coca-Cola, too”

McConnell warns “stupid” business leaders about political rhetoric: “Republicans drink Coca-Cola, too”

Speaking in Kentucky, the GOP leader said companies could still participate in the political process and freely offer political campaigns. But as legislators struggle with major issues, he warned CEOs about the types of public statements made by Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola and Major League Baseball in opposition to Georgia’s new voting law opposed by Democrats and others.

“It’s stupid to jump into a very controversial issue,” he told reporters.

“The Republicans also drink Coca-Cola, and we fly and love baseball,” he said. “It’s annoying one hell of a lot of Republican fans.”

The colorful language from the average Republican-retained leader indicates a problem facing the party in the post-Trump era. Many lawmakers who call themselves Trump rely on big business and rely heavily on hard-working people, working-class themes promoted by the former president – even though they rely on well-funded business providers to improve their political campaigns.

“The Republicans also drink Coca-Cola, and we fly and love baseball,” he said. “It’s annoying one hell of a lot of Republican fans.”

The colorful language from the average Republican-retained leader indicates a problem facing the party in the post-Trump era. Many lawmakers who call themselves Trump rely on big business and rely heavily on hard-working people, working-class themes promoted by the former president – even though they rely on well-funded business providers to improve their political campaigns.

Congress will take part in many of these battles, especially the Senate, as Biden’s $ 2.3 trillion infrastructure package and other priorities earn votes in a 50-50-divided chamber according to the party.

“They have the right to take part in politics,” McConnell told reporters. But he said, “If I owned a big company, I would get out of politics.”

“Republicans drink Coca-Cola too, and we fly and we like baseball,” he said. “It’s irritating one hell of a lot of Republican fans.”

The colorful language from the typically reserved Republican leader shows the dilemma ahead for the party in the post-Trump era. Many Trump-styled lawmakers are bucking big business and leaning more heavily into the populist, working-class themes championed by the former president — even as they rely on deep-pocketed business donors to fuel their political campaigns.