When the CEO of a company with a history of woke virtue signalling came running to Republicans asking for help in a merger deal that Democrats are seeking to block, Senator Tom Cotton hilariously responded “best of luck.”
The discussion in the recent Senate hearing centered around a proposed merger between the Kroger and Albertsons grocery chains, which Democrats have aligned against.
The problem for Kroger is that it has a long history of pushing “diversity and inclusion” training on its employees, including forcing them to wear gay pride logos and firing those who refused.
When the company wants a break, however, it had no qualms running to the GOP.
Cotton was having none of it though, likening the situation to tech companies asking Republicans to protect them from regulation by Democrats.
“I’ve cautioned them for years that if they silence conservatives and center-right voters… if they discriminate against them in their company, they probably shouldn’t come and ask Republican senators to carry the water for them whenever our Democratic friends want to regulate them or block their mergers,” Cotton said.
“I’ll say this: ‘I’m sorry that’s happening to you. Best of luck,” he concluded.
Cotton also referenced Kroger’s attempts to stop employees using the words “sir” and ma’am” with an “allyship guide” in an effort to be more gender inclusive.
“Do you really expect 72-year-old employees in rural areas of Arkansas to stop using words like ‘sir’ and ‘ma’am’?” Cotton asked.
Others on Twitter chimed in on the Kroger karma:
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