CEOs Teaming Up Against Restrictive Voting Laws An ‘Act Of Defiance’ | Stephanie Ruhle | MSNBC

CEOs Teaming Up Against Restrictive Voting Laws An 'Act Of Defiance' | Stephanie Ruhle | MSNBC 1


Yale School of Management's Jeffrey Sonnenfeld organized a weekend Zoom call with more than 100 business leaders speaking out against restrictive voting laws across the country. He tells Stephanie Ruhle that there's "pent-up resentment for any political leader to suggest, 'give us your money and shut up.'" Aired on 04/12/2021.
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CEOs Teaming Up Against Restrictive Voting Laws An 'Act Of Defiance' | Stephanie Ruhle | MSNBC

57 Comments on "CEOs Teaming Up Against Restrictive Voting Laws An ‘Act Of Defiance’ | Stephanie Ruhle | MSNBC"

  1. Catherine Hendrickson | April 12, 2021 at 11:57 AM | Reply

    Media should post a list of GOP supporting business and how much ESPECIALLY to trump McConnell Kemp to texas and Florida which of my money is supporting this GOP on steroids Snapple made a difference on Apartheid

  2. Charlton Singleton | April 12, 2021 at 12:04 PM | Reply

    Well .. well .. well… That’s what Moscow Mitch has always been all about.. dictatorship fascism and racism

  3. Amanda Watson | April 12, 2021 at 12:07 PM | Reply

    Those CEO’s can crush McConnell like a bug.

    • Brandy Courvoisier | April 12, 2021 at 12:34 PM | Reply

      @Ratna Mani we can take his money. This isn’t the United States of McConnell’s. It’s about time the DOJ opens an investigation on him and his wife. Oh wait… I forgot. They already are. hahaha

    • Kevin Millin | April 12, 2021 at 2:47 PM | Reply

      He already looks like he met a younger Hannibal Lector / CEO’s where he trimmed his own face fat, well, before letting others try it….

    • Tessmage Tessera | April 12, 2021 at 4:30 PM | Reply

      @Ratna Mani What you have just suggested is 100% illegal… so if you know it, then so do the feds and they’ll shut down the entire Republican party.

    • Ku Istan C Fraine | April 12, 2021 at 5:49 PM | Reply

      I wish they would…squish!!

    • @Ratna Mani Don’t forget about the China white.

  4. Manh Quan Hoang | April 12, 2021 at 12:08 PM | Reply

    McConnell literally said “Shut up and give me money”. Sound like a robber than a lawmaker to me lol

    • @In My Opinion I’m not looting small business or barricading doors and setting buildings on fire. You are right about the order. KKK did come first. From the Democrats. Now they’ve got BLM to do the same thing. Nobody cares about saving black lives or they would deal with the real issues. They like it when a black person gets shot. Dems, media, BLM organizers. They make money off of it for nothing. It’s why they lie about it every time.

    • Tyeler Nowell | April 12, 2021 at 8:18 PM | Reply

      @Mimzy Jinx 5 bucks and a pizza says you’ll defend trumps grift plans. How much did you donate reoccurringly?

    • Tyeler Nowell | April 12, 2021 at 8:19 PM | Reply

      @Mimzy Jinx lol no. The klan is still a right wing organization, no matter how much you try to deny it.

    • Ma Linda Dimapilis | April 12, 2021 at 10:16 PM | Reply

      The turtle thinks he still has the power, hahaha

    • Aren’t they all?

  5. SouthwesternEagle | April 12, 2021 at 12:13 PM | Reply

    *STOP donating to Republican campaigns*

  6. gop seems to have forgotten that corporations are people, this is what they wanted

    • Corporations fear the fascist left. They don’t want their buildings burned to the ground.

    • sleep assist | April 12, 2021 at 2:19 PM | Reply

      @Rod if youre going to be a space cadet at least have it make sense. the left would be “communist/socialist” the right is fascist. you can be smarter than that. i believe in you

    • Marti Waterman | April 12, 2021 at 4:19 PM | Reply

      @sleep assist You’re overly optimistic about rod.

    • Corporations calling shots in politics is oligarchy. If they feel they are losing power they turn to fascism i.e. dividing society on right and wrong people. Wrong people…

  7. We The People are ultimately in charge because we control the corporate purse strings. Thanks, Citizens United!

  8. Two Black Labs | April 12, 2021 at 12:25 PM | Reply

    Good for these Fortune 500 company CEO’s to pressure these Georgia-elected PUBLIC SERVANTS. I only wished they had the testicular fortitude to publicly rebuke Sen. Mitch McConnell.

  9. danny gerrissen | April 12, 2021 at 12:27 PM | Reply

    In Holland we think make a law that paying bribes to politians is a crime, because if you pay people in politics in the Netherlands you both are out off a job and end up in jail.
    In most of the countries in Europe the law is the same and it’s a crime paying bribes.

    • In the U.S., bribery is a crime, but because the government is corrupt, most politicians and rich people, and this applies mostly to Republican politicians and their donors, don’t get prosecuted for crimes like normal people do. If the U.S. ran the same as Europe, Trump would have been imprisoned for fraud long before he had a chance to run for president.

    • Romance with the Past | April 12, 2021 at 5:02 PM | Reply

      @John Horter Like Biden and his son Hunter.

    • @Romance with the Past Perhaps, but Trump doesn’t pay his bills and is under investigation for tax fraud. Hunter Biden is cooperating with investigators in his tax records. There is no evidence of a Joe Biden crime, if there was then the Republicans would have shown evidence of it by now and an investigation would be underway. Instead they keep saying there were crimes but never show any evidence.

    • Romance with the Past | April 12, 2021 at 9:30 PM | Reply

      @John Horter It’s why Hunter received the funds? Goodness how many times has Trump declared bankruptcy.

    • @Deborahlee Baby boomer Good point! We have laws against bribery. But Republicans sued and persuaded courts that donations are Constitutionally protected free speech, issuing decisions like Citizens United. When a donation seems to trigger a decision favoring a donor, it’s not automatically illegal. It depends on whether prosecutors can prove the donation was intended and received as a bribe. Add to that the absurd amount of money needed to win most U.S. elections, of time members and senators have to solicit donations every week, and the lack of bribery prosecutions. As you said, U.S. bribery laws look like decorations.

  10. brilliantly said, ty both. and bravo to all who stand against voter suppression!!! and repeal that law!!!

    • 9 Haunted Days | April 12, 2021 at 12:35 PM | Reply

      Which law? You aware that DOZENS of states are enacting voter suppression laws WORSE THAN GA?!?
      42 MORE STATES DOING THIS!!! 268 new laws designed to STOP CERTAIN PEOPLE VOTING…..
      Mainly getting down to brass tacks…..POOR PEOPLE.
      It’s always been a class warfare thing.

    • Please give an example of voter suppression.

    • @evan doe removing ballot collection drop boxes, shortening voting hours, and closing polling places in strategic areas.

  11. Ooooops! Looks like the state of Georgia just managed to sh*t itself big time. Maybe, just maybe, the Republican lawmakers in that illustrious state will, in future, think things through . . . Or is that too much of an ask – thinking, I mean?

  12. Binova Gurung | April 12, 2021 at 12:54 PM | Reply

    Some years ago I recall McConnell and all other Republicans yelling to the roof top of how “corporations are people too”. Oh, but now that they don’t like what those “people” are saying they want them to shut the f_cuk up.

    • Corporations are people and money is speech. Turns out Mitch is fine with the money speech but not the actual speech.

    • Lonnie Taylor | April 12, 2021 at 6:20 PM | Reply

      These Self-serving, misinformation spreading, falsehoods upholding, REPS/ Senitors REPUBLICANS need to give back all the money’s they collected from these Companies.

  13. McConnell, already forgot when he was on the phone with all CEO to Support their Agenda. Now he tells them in a very serious voice to Shut up . It Look more like another Form of Suppression!

    • In My Opinion | April 12, 2021 at 5:48 PM | Reply

      The best way for Corporations to deal with McConnell and the Republicrooks is to *give them all ABSOLUTELY ZERO DOLLARS in support.* Better still, make it illegal for corporations to be financially involved with politics in any form, including the lobbyists. NO POLITICAL DONATIONS. Watch Republiturd McConnell cry the blues then. 😜😂😂😂

    • mcconnell: ” Shut up unless you support repUGLYcans.”
      CEOs: “NO!”

  14. Brenda Albaugh | April 12, 2021 at 1:39 PM | Reply

    Love it! We all have to stand up and speak out against voter suppression

  15. Latitude Dude | April 12, 2021 at 1:39 PM | Reply

    These CEO’s have the power to remove the republican wannabe overlords as well as force laws to change. They only need to make it clear what consequences republicans will face immediately.

  16. morten larsen | April 12, 2021 at 1:39 PM | Reply

    Thank you Georgia for what you did back in the election 🥰
    You did take back the senate from the cult, now it is time to do your thing onse again 😊
    You can do it Georgia 🤞👍🤗

    • @Minta Munte
      Then your alarm clock rings, you wake up from your reverie, and hear the ominous thud of the CEOs crushing the finances of the georgian kingmakers. They huddle under their Confederate flags, and, wailing, await the ominous power of their corporate lords and masters.

  17. Director Virtualtowns | April 12, 2021 at 1:54 PM | Reply

    It’s about time corporations serve the public who pays their salary by purchasing their products and services. Stand up and be heard!

  18. This is a fight the GOP can’t win. They must be out of their minds with arrogance to believe they are in a position to dictate terms.

  19. McConnell also threatened corporations with “serious consequences” for intervening in politics. He really thinks he has the power to intimidate these CEOs. Shows how these politicians live in a world of their own, when they don’t have term limits.

  20. Thank you sir for giving a helping hand in saving america from itself.

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