Conservatives praised Senator Tom Cotton, R-Ark.for disguising Kroger Chair and CEO Rodney McMullen in a recent viral video.
In the clip, Cotton slammed the businessman for seeking GOP help against the Democratic Party’s plans to regulate his company after it recently silenced Conservative employees.
The video, taken from a Nov. 29 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, showed Cotton blasting McMullen for seeking his help to stop Democratic lawmakers from impeding his merger with Albertsons grocery store .
Cotton expressed disinterest in supporting Kroger, particularly after it was sued by “two former employees in Arkansas who were fired after refusing to wear aprons that support the LGBTQ+ community,” Fox Business reported.
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The senator said Republicans aren’t interested in helping companies that “silence conservatives and center-right voters.”
Cotton turned to McMullen and said, “You know, this situation reminds me a bit of the situation Big tech companies have found each other in recent years. They have come to Washington because they fear regulation by our Democratic friends or action by the Biden administration, and they expect Republicans, who have traditionally been more supportive of free enterprise, to come to their defense.
“I’ve warned them for years that if they’re silencing conservatives and center-right voters … if they’re discriminating against them in their firm, they probably shouldn’t come and ask Republican senators to carry the water for them whenever ours.” Democratic friends want to regulate it or block their mergers,” he continued.
Delivering the message that he was not interested in helping McMullen, the senator concluded, “I’m going to say this, ‘I’m sorry this is happening to you.
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Conservatives on Twitter applauded Cotton’s rebuke of the seemingly woke grocery chain.
Conservative commentator Christopher Bedford tweeted: “Exactly right. Kroger’s CEO forces his aisle warehouses and checkout clerks to undergo leftist indoctrination to work for him, then pays nearly 400 times their salaries. If he comes begging for more money and power, send him to his Democrat friends for scrap.”
Conservative and lawyer Briscoe Cain responded with the now-popular adage: “Go Woke. Go broke.”
Author and former Pentagon official Amber Smith and The Spectator editor Stephen L. Miller both made the same comment, tweeting, “This is the way.”
“That’s my policy,” tweeted Inez Stepman, a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute.
Conservative digital strategist Logan Hall appreciated Cotton’s tone, commenting, “More of the same.”
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Conservative influencer John Jackson was impressed by Cotton’s statement, tweeting: “That. was. Nice. MORE.”