Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich spoke out on Friday to slam the “disgraceful” big corporations that have been criticizing the new election law in Georgia.
The law in question includes various restrictive measures to protect election integrity in the state, including voter ID laws for absentee voters and limits ballot drop boxes. While appearing on Fox News, Gingrich called out the fact that corporations like Coca-Cola will speak out against the Georgia election law but “stand silently” when it comes to the Chinese Communist Party’s actions. The former Speaker added that this combined with their apparent support of H.R. 1, shows just how “corrupted” these major corporations have become.
“[F]irst of all, H.R. 1 is the corrupt politicians’ act. It eliminates all the barriers that protect us and allow honest citizens to count honest votes,” Gingrich said. “Second, almost everything about the Georgia law is a lie — just plain a lie. When President Biden is reading off, I assume, his staff notes said that you couldn’t get water standing in line. That’s flat, plain untrue. In fact, it specifically authorizes the voting officials to provide water for people standing in line if it’s hot.”
“When they say it reduces the number of hours you can vote, that’s just plain a lie. It actually increases the number of hours you can vote,” he added. “But here is the deal — Coca-Cola is not going to say a word about all the things the Chinese totalitarian government does. They’re not going to have any courage at all about standing up to China because it cost them too much. But living in a woke world with higher woke staff who come out of really elite universities and tell them, ‘Oh yeah, this is the right thing to do, boss. You know, you really have to get out there and be tough,’ and then they hand them the stuff that is just plain lies.”
“It’s disgraceful how many large American corporations will beat up on conservatives and then stand silently by while the Chinese communists kill people, kill Uighurs, run concentration camps, and have totalitarian control over the society,” Gingrich concluded. “It tells you how corrupted so many of these large corporations have become. And what they are doing, frankly, I think is eroding any authority they have with the public because the public is going to look at the head of Coca-Cola and say, ‘I got it. You are in the tank to the left and you’re willing to put out whatever your staff writes.’”