Politics Trevor Noah Tells Mitch McConnell Companies in Politics Are 'The Monster You Created'
The Money Monster Mitch McConnell Created Finally Turned On Him
It turns out that Mitch McConnell doesn’t actually think corporations are people or that money is speech if the companies in question aren’t speaking his language. Instead, he warned them to “stay out of politics,” since they “invite serious consequences if they become a vehicle for far-left mobs.” Uh huh. Mitch, who then tried to step away from his remarks since "I didn't say that artfully," is mad because large employers in Georgia eventually got around to responding to a voter suppression law there that may as well have been authored by Lester Maddox.
Comedian Trevor Noah took aim atMajority Leader (R-KY) on Wednesday after the Republican criticized corporations for weighing in on Georgia's controversial new election law.
McConnell issued a "warning" to U.S. corporations on Tuesday after several major companies expressed concerns about the law, which Presidentlikened to Jim Crow measures.
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Major League Baseball () pulled the All-Star Game out of Georgia. Some conservatives are calling for a boycott of MLB as well as other famous brands, such as Coca-Cola, after the company's CEO called the law "unacceptable."
"I'm not talking about political contributions," McConnell said. "I'm talking aboutlike this and punishing a community or a state because you don't like a particular law that passed. I just think it's stupid."
Noah, host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, took issue with McConnell's comments on Wednesday, pointing to the Republican's record.
"Keep your mouth shut and hand over the money. That's literally what bank robbers say," Noah said.
"This is especially hilarious coming from Mitch McConnell because don't forget, don't forget, he helped create the situation today wherethat they basically let companies write all of the laws," Noah went on.
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"But you see Mitch, after you spent decades helping companies intervene in politics, you can't now be upset that companies want to intervene in politics. The monster you created is coming after you. Just like how you enabled Trump and then he came after you."
"And by the way, I like how McConnell is especially offended that businesses would take a position in a highly controversial issue, because I mean like if the issue isn't controversial, than why would they announce their position at all? What does that mean?" Noah said.
"It would be weird if Coca-Cola came out like 'it is our official position as a company that it can be nice to sleep in on the weekend. Don't at me, don't at me,'" he joked.
McConnell later tried to clarify his remarks about corporations, telling reporters on Wednesday: "I didn't say that very artfully yesterday. They're certainly entitled to be involved in politics. They are."
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"My principal complaint is," the senator said. "They got intimidated into adopting an interpretation ... given by the Georgia in order to help get their way."
McConnell in tricky spot with GOP, big biz .
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), a longtime ally of the business community, now finds himself in a tricky position of having to manage the GOP's increasingly awkward relationship with corporate America. McConnell, in a major break from character, earlier this week slammed companies such as Major League Baseball, Delta Air Lines and Coca-Cola for criticizing Georgia's new election law, which President Biden called "Jim Crow inMcConnell, in a major break from character, earlier this week slammed companies such as Major League Baseball, Delta Air Lines and Coca-Cola for criticizing Georgia's new election law, which President Biden called "Jim Crow in the 21st century.