(RightWing.org) – On Wednesday, May 26, America’s only black conservative in the Senate pushed back hard on corporate “woke” behavior. In April, President Joe Biden lied numerous times and grossly misrepresented Georgia’s election reform laws that actually made voting easier than in many Democratic strongholds, including New York and New Jersey. Corporations were bullied by the Left to denounce Georgia’s law. America’s biggest banks were encouraged to adopt the politics of the Left and the allocation of credit based on woke views, and they didn’t disappoint.
In a Senate bank committee hearing with Wall Street’s biggest bank CEOs, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) challenged them to describe what was actually discriminatory about Georgia’s election reform law. The heads of JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Citigroup got schooled for endorsing Biden’s reckless commentary and denying credit to deserving companies because they offended liberals.
On April 14, the heads of the big banks, along with countless corporations, signed a letter published in the New York Times and The Washington Post titled, “We Stand for Democracy.” The letter stated the companies vowed to “oppose any discriminatory legislation or measures that restrict or prevent any eligible voter from having an equal and fair opportunity to cast a ballot.”
Scott is a Black conservative who hails from the deep south of South Carolina. He stated that he voted in the south all of his life. He added that he hates any form of discrimination. That’s when the Senator put the CEOs on the spot.
One simple question exposed them…
“What part of the law restricted voting rights or was discriminatory?”
There Were No Answers to the Question of Political Discrimination
Only one CEO tried to answer the question, and it wasn’t in alignment with the direct question. The Senator asked them how were voters restricted when the plain words on the paper of the law actually made it easier to vote?
He challenged them to answer why they were participating in political discrimination and choosing winners and losers inconsistent with their stated support of capitalism—still, no answers.
Did the Bankers Learn a Lesson?
It’s hard to know why the CEOs remained silent to Sen. Scott’s line of questions. They certainly weren’t silent in April. Could it be because they either couldn’t or wouldn’t answer?
The truth is that Georgia Republicans, and GOP-led states all over America, are working to stand for democracy. As Scott said, election reforms were put in place to make the voting system easier and harder to cheat. Both Conservatives and Liberals should applaud that effort.
Unfortunately, if you’re the one without principles and have something to gain by not reforming and improving election laws, wokeness is the end result. Perhaps, the CEOs who signed the advertisement letter in April are waking up and realizing the Left gamed them and that the campaign against Georgia was unfair.
Unfortunately, because the CEOs didn’t speak up, we’ll never know for certain unless their behavior changes or they surprisingly speak up in other venues.
Don Purdum, Independent Political Analyst
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