Senator Rand Paul called on Republicans to boycott Coke as retaliation for their stance on Georgia’s new election laws. Speaking to Fox News Monday, Paul wants to teach Coke a lesson. “If they want to boycott us, why don’t we boycott them? This is the only thing that will teach them a lesson.
If Coca-Cola wants to only operate in Democrat states and has only Democrats drink Coca-Cola, God love ’em. We’ll see how well they do when half the country quits drinking Coca-Cola,” he said.
Quincey Slams Georgia’s Election Integrity Law
Earlier, Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey slammed Georgia’s newly signed changes to its election laws. In particular, he called the new measures, “unacceptable” and says they don’t align with his company’s values. “Let me be crystal clear and unequivocal:
This legislation is unacceptable, it is a step backward, and it does not promote principles we have stood for in Georgia around broad access to voting, around voter convenience, about ensuring election integrity. And this is, frankly, just a step backward,” Quincey said on CNBC.
Meanwhile, Georgia’s new laws provided sweeping changes to the state’s election laws. Specifically, it requires a valid ID for absentee ballots, limits the number of absentee ballot drop boxes, and shortened the time for advance voting. Among the new law’s critics include President Joe Biden, who called it an atrocity.
“If you want any indication that it has nothing to do with fairness, nothing to do with decency, they passed a law saying you can’t provide water to people standing in line while they’re waiting to vote. You don’t need anything else to know that this is nothing but punitive, designed to keep people from voting. You can’t provide water for people about to vote. Give me a break,” he said.
Trump Calls on Supporters to Boycott Coke and Other Woke Companies
Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump also called for a boycott of Coca-Cola and other woke companies that thumbed their noses at Georgia’s new laws. “For years the Radical Left Democrats have played dirty by boycotting products when anything from that company is done or stated in any way that offends them,” he wrote in a statement on Saturday.
“Now they are going big time with WOKE CANCEL CULTURE and our sacred elections. It is finally time for Republicans and Conservatives to fight back — we have more people than they do — by far! Boycott Major League Baseball, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, JPMorgan Chase, ViacomCBS, Citigroup, Cisco, UPS, and Merck. Don’t go back to their products until they relent,” he added.
In addition, eight Republican Georgia lawmakers wrote the president of the Georgia Beverage Association. Specifically, they requested the group to stop serving Coca-Cola products to their offices. “Given Coke’s choice to cave to the pressure of out-of-control cancel culture, we respectfully request all Coca-Cola Company products to be removed from our office suite immediately.
Should Coke chose to read the bill, share its true intentions and accept its role in the dissemination of mistruths, we would welcome a conversation to rebuild a working relationship,” the politicians wrote. The lawmakers wanted to hit Coke badly in its hometown. Coca-Cola holds its main offices in Atlanta, Georgia.
Watch Fox News’ The Story featuring Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul explaining why it might be time to start boycotting corporate America:
Coke is Woke
Will you join a Coke boycott? In addition, do you think companies like Coke should stay out of politics? Also, do they have a bigger say given they donate a lot to political causes? Let us know what you think. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.