Republican Sen. Marco Rubio exposed Delta Air Lines as being full of “woke corporate hypocrites” after CEO Ed Bastian condemned Georgia’s newest election law while still doing business with communist China despite its genocide targeting the Uyghur Muslims.
“Dear @Delta: You are business partners with the Communist Party of #China. When can we expect your letter saying that their ongoing genocide in #Xinjiang is ‘unacceptable and does not match Delta’s values’??? #WokeCorporateHypocrites,” Rubio said on Twitter.
You are business partners with the Communist Party of #China
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) April 1, 2021
The senator also posted a video reinforcing his point that Delta regularly does business with “the same Chinese Communist Party that is committing genocide against Uyghur Muslims inside of China” but has yet to send a letter saying that the Uyghur genocide is unacceptable and “does not reflect the values of Delta Airlines.”
“Of course, they’re not going to send that letter, nor is Coca-Cola, nor are any of these other corporations that are out there, proving to the world how woke they are because they are woke corporate hypocrites,” Rubio explained. “They make billions of dollars in a country that doesn’t even have elections. They make billions of dollars working with a country that has no respect for anyone or anything, and they don’t say a word about it. But in America, they’re prepared to boycott a state and condemn them publicly to show and prove how woke they are.”
Rubio’s rant follows the release of a memo from Bastian to Delta employees condemning the Georgia law as “unacceptable” and “based on a lie” that “does not match Delta’s values.” Bastian’s claims sparked a response from Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, who said the statement “stands in stark contrast” to what was said in previous discussions.
“Today’s statement by Delta CEO Ed Bastian stands in stark contrast to our conversations with the company, ignores the content of the new law, and unfortunately continues to spread the same false attacks being repeated by partisan activists,” Kemp said.