Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick (R) said he was “stunned” that American Airlines would make a statement against a passed election integrity law that the CEO admitted he didn’t read.
“Texans are fed up with corporations that don’t share our values trying to dictate public policy,” Patrick said, adding that most Texans support election integrity.
“To make American’s stance clear: We are strongly opposed to this bill and others like it,” the airline’s statement read. “As a Texas-based business, we must stand up for the rights of our team members and customers who call Texas home, and honor the sacrifices made by generations of Americans to protect and expand the right to vote.”
The airline’s statement implied that the new law in Texas doesn’t support more people voting, but Patrick pointed out that after previous legislation that included a voter ID law, voting actually went up significantly in the state.
He claims that the new law makes it “easy to vote and hard to cheat.”
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