Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) issued a stern warning on the “rise of corporate wokeness” during a speech at the Florida Chamber of Commerce recently – and he’s ready to take action against powerful corporations pushing ideologies on employees and Americans.
“If you’re using your power as a corporation, and you’re leveraging that to try to advance any ideology, I think it’s very dangerous for this country and I’m not just gonna sit idly by,” DeSantis said, according to the Tampa Bay Times. “Do you want to be more of a political actor or more of a business actor?”
DeSantis also hit the MLB’s controversial decision to move the 2021 all-star game out of Atlanta.
“Don’t ever think that caving to the mob is going to save your bacon,” DeSantis warned. “That’s just going to cause them to come back more.”
“You know, if you do it, you are also going to come by some people on the other side, like me, who are going to say well, wait a minute, if you’re going to criticize what we’re doing I may criticize some of the things you are doing,” DeSantis said. “I may look under the hood and not like some things. … I got a podium. I got cameras that will follow me around. Maybe I’ll go talk about that a little bit. And so, I think it’s something that’s very damaging.”
“I think corporate America has lost so much [support]. … Most [Republican voters] hate corporations now,” the governor said. “They hate them because they see these big companies that are really kowtowing to a very elite ideology and an ideology that’s not reflective of the vast vast majority of the country.”
Sen. Marco Rubio (FL-R) shared similar thoughts in his recent speech “We Need Corporate Patriotism to Defeat American Marxism,” where the Florida senator warned against the dangers of Democrats and their Marxist policies, including Biden’s “Build Back Socialist” program.
[h/t The Daily Wire]