Top Republicans are slamming American corporations’ growing propensity for “woke” politics — hitting American CEOs for using their influence to promote the “political agenda of today’s Democratic party.”
Speaking to The Hill Monday, Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) lambasted the growing “wokeness” in corporations nationwide, as well as the lack of Republican leaders compared to the number of Democrats.
“If you look at the CEOs of the Fortune 100, there are very, very few who you could even plausibly characterize as right of center,” Cruz told the outlet.
“They are almost uniformly Democrat,” he continued. “And they have made the decision to enlist their companies in the political agenda of today’s Democratic party, which is controlled right now by the radical left.”
“For the past several years, I have been making the case that far too many American companies were prioritizing short-term financial windfalls at the expense of America’s families, communities and national security,” Rubio wrote in an email to the outlet.
“More and more people are coming around to that viewpoint, both in the Republican party and around the country.”
In an op-ed published by The Post last week, the Florida senator expressed his concern that “corporate America routinely flexes its power to humiliate politicians if they dare support traditional values at all.”
“Multinational firms threaten boycotts over pro-life legislation. Cowardly sports leagues pull events out of states that dare pass legislation they don’t like. Firms like Delta parrot woke talking points, even as they cut deals with China, lending Beijing legitimacy and funding as it commits genocide in Xinjiang,” he wrote, naming a few examples.
“These hypocrites want to have it both ways: to coast off everything that makes America the most business-friendly country in the world, while moving good jobs out of our nation and waging a merciless war against traditional values.”
In the interview with The Hill, Cruz said he had no intention of accepting political donations from corporate super PACs.
“I don’t intend to take even a single penny from them,” he said, adding that he hoped his colleagues would do the same.
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