Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) on Monday took a swipe at Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian after the executive of the corporation based in the state blasted the “unacceptable” new Georgia voting law.
Appearing on Fox News on Monday, Kemp had to answer for the growing backlash from corporations with a foothold in the state, who have expressed concern of Georgia’s new restrictive elections protocols, which Kemp signed into law.
Kemp proceeded to knock the Delta CEO by insinuating that the executive doesn’t understand the legislation, which contains restrictive provisions such as new ID requirements for mail voting, limits on dropbox use and banning the distribution of food and most beverages to voters waiting in line.
“He doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about,” Kemp said. “You know, they’re referencing no specific points in the legislation.”
Kemp then rambled on about how people are actually understanding the law better as it becomes more well known. He then continued to pile on the Major League Baseball for its decision to relocate its All-Stars Game out of Atlanta in response to the law, a significant move by a major sporting league in the arena of politics.
Kemp went on to push the rich assertion that the White House and Democrats are trying to “push an unconstitutional power grab” through their supposed participation in “cancel culture” over the new Georgia voting law.
Kemp’s swipe against the Delta CEO comes amid Republicans calling for boycotts of corporations that have spoken out against the restrictive voting law passed by Georgia’s GOP-led legislature.
Republicans have already made moves behind their outrage over corporate-backed criticisms of the state’s new voting law, with Georgia House Republicans voting to strip Delta of its jet fuel tax break last week.
Watch Kemp’s remarks below:
Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) on Delta CEO Ed Bastian criticizing new voting laws: “He doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about.” pic.twitter.com/QQlgApT5cP
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