Yesterday some banking CEOs who have spoken out against the Georgia voting law appeared before the Senate Banking Committee:
The CEOs of America's largest banks are testifying to the Senate Banking Committee today. We'll be following along so you don't have to.
J.P. Morgan chief Jamie Dimon is planning to emphasize his bank's support for expanding the social safety net. https://t.co/wtJyYiTnxL
— MarketWatch (@MarketWatch) May 26, 2021
Republican Sen. Tim Scott pressed the CEOs for information about what specifically in the Georgia voting law they considered discriminatory. The CEOs didn’t have good answers at the ready:
None of the CEOs of the 6 largest banks in the US were able to share with me why they found Georgia’s election laws to be discriminatory or restrictive.
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) May 26, 2021
WATCH: @SenatorTimScott presses big bank CEOs on their opposition to Georgia's new voting law.
"As a southerner and an African American who has voted in the south all my life… what part of the Georgia law restricted voting rights or was discriminatory?" pic.twitter.com/njwClceDek
— Senate Banking GOP (@BankingGOP) May 26, 2021
.@SenatorTimScott: "I find it to be disheartening… that you all have taken such a strong clear position, but can't or won't articulate the reason for that position."
"Woke" CEOs: another 20 seconds of silence… pic.twitter.com/774syyEVk7
— Consumers' Research (@ConsumersFirst) May 26, 2021
Well nobody expected the CEOs to answer “we were just going along with the Democrat narrative” did they?
CEO’s were quick to denounce Georgia’s new voting laws, yet when pressed by @SenatorTimScott, could not name anything specific about it that they disagree with.
Perhaps they should read the actual bill instead of jumping on the “woke” bandwagon. https://t.co/aWyC3jCDU0
— Congressman William Timmons (@RepTimmons) May 27, 2021
— Common Sense (@whisty111) May 27, 2021
Classic ending. https://t.co/TfGtbLu8hP
— Deb (@esqlegaleagle) May 27, 2021
Here’s the full segment. The pause was even longer than the video Scott tweeted: