A group of Georgia Republicans circulated a letter asking their colleagues to remove Coca-Cola products from their offices in response to the company’s criticism of the state’s new election integrity law.
In a letter addressed to the soft drink company, eight lawmakers from the state House accused the company of spreading misinformation about Georgia’s election law and caving to “out of control cancel culture.”
“Your company has made the conscious decision to perpetrate a national dialogue which seeks to intentionally mislead the citizens of Georgia and deepen a divide in our great State,” the lawmakers wrote. “We have the responsibility to all of Georgia not to engage in those misguided intentions nor continue to support corporations who choose to.”
Some Georgia Republican state legislators are removing @CocaCola products from their statehouse offices after the Atlanta-based beverage giant criticized the new elections law. #gapol pic.twitter.com/leojXBGQAM
— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) April 3, 2021
“Given Coke’s choice to cave to the pressure of an out of control cancel culture, we respectfully request all Coca-Cola Company products to be removed from our office suite immediately,” the letter states. “Should Coke choose to read the bill, share its true intentions, and accept their role in the dissemination of mistruths, we would welcome a conversation to rebuild a working relationship.”
Last week, Coca-Cola CEO James Quincy told CNBC that Georgia’s election reforms were “unacceptable.”
Several other companies also released statements condemning the new law, including Delta Airlines.
Delta CEO Ed Bastian said in a statement that the reforms do not “match Delta’s values.”
In response to Delta, Georgia Republicans passed an amendment stripping the company of a multi-million dollar tax break.
“They like our public policy when we’re doing things that benefit them,” House Speaker David Ralston said. “You don’t feed a dog that bites your hand. You got to keep that in mind sometimes.”