Sen. Rick Scott recently stated that “woke corporate America” will end up facing a “day of reckoning” if the GOP manages to take back the House and Senate in the 2022 midterm elections.
The Florida Republican penned a scathing open letter published on Monday that was addressed to corporations that have been getting involved in political causes, like Georgia’s voter ID law, which has seen a lot of big time companies attacking the bill.
“I hope you are all having fun with your virtue signaling,” the senator stated in the letter, which was published by Fox News. “I hope you are enjoying trying to one-up each other and showing how woke you can be, all the while believing that you are more sophisticated and morally superior to the hard-working people of this country.”
Scott, who is also the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, pointed out that Major League Baseball, in protest of the new law, decided to move its All-Star Game and 2021 draft from Atlanta to Colorado, which requires photo IDs in order to vote absentee by mail, limits absentee drop box locations, and changes some early voting scheduling procedures.
“You know that everything you have said about the election reforms in Georgia being racist is a lie,” the senator said. “You know that the Georgia law actually expands early voting and does nothing to suppress or curtail the voting rights of anyone.”
The letter came after hundreds of businesses and individuals signed a statement about voting rights that was published as a two-page ad last week in the New York Times and Washington Post. In the statement, the corporations, which included giants such as Amazon, Google, and Starbucks, 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 then went on to caution that these companies will eventually catch some major heat from GOP opposition should Republicans be able to retake Congress from Democrats.
“There is a massive backlash coming,” Scott said. “You will rue the day when it hits you. That day is November 8, 2022. That is the day Republicans will take back the Senate and the House. It will be a day of reckoning.”
The senator then warned that Republicans would make corporate welfare “a thing of the past” and then asserted “no amount of donations” would be able to save the businesses from those negative consequences.
“There will be nowhere for you to hide,” Scott wrote in the letter. “It turns out that power does corrupt, and you have become corrupt.”
Hey, when the time comes, these companies can’t boohoo and complain because they have been put on notice, which means they have an opportunity to change course and get out of this sort of activism before these consequences come about.
Will they take this opportunity to reevaluate the cost of going woke? Or will they continue along the path, scoffing at the threat, and ultimately pay the price?
Guess we’ll find out in time.