Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) released a scathing statement condemning big business, which he says is acting like “a woke parallel government.”

McConnell’s statement highlights the increasingly strained relationship between Republicans and the corporate sector. McConnell has supported tax cuts for corporations and sought business contributions relentlessly throughout his career.

“Corporations will invite serious consequences if they become a vehicle for far-left mobs to hijack our country from outside the constitutional order,” McConnell said. “Our private sector must stop taking cues from the Outrage-Industrial Complex. Americans do not need or want big business to amplify disinformation or react to every manufactured controversy with frantic left-wing signaling.”

McConnell’s remarks come after several corporations condemned Georgia’s new restrictive voting law and the MLB moved its All-Star game out of the state in protest of the new law. “From election law to environmentalism to radical social agendas to the Second Amendment, parts of the private sector keep dabbling in behaving like a woke parallel government,” McConnell wrote. “Businesses must not use economic blackmail to spread disinformation and push bad ideas that citizens reject at the ballot box.”

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