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Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz Threatens to Punish CEOs Who Oppose Voter Suppression Bills

HeadlineMay 04, 2021

Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz is under fire for threatening to punish corporations whose CEOs have spoken out against voter suppression efforts like Georgia’s recently passed election law. In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed titled “Your Woke Money Is No Good Here,” Senator Cruz writes, “This time, we won’t look the other way on Coca-Cola’s $12 billion in back taxes owed. This time, when Major League Baseball lobbies to preserve its multibillion-dollar antitrust exception, we’ll say no thank you.” Walter Shaub, the former director of the Office of Government Ethics, responded, “This may be the most openly corrupt thing any Senator has said.”

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