BREAKING=> Georgia Lt. Governor: No Tax Break for Delta Unless They Reinstate Relationship With NRA
Georgia’s Lt. Governor Casey Cagle has vowed to kill any tax legislation that benefits Delta unless the company changes its position and fully reinstates its relationship with National Rifle Association.
I will kill any tax legislation that benefits @Delta unless the company changes its position and fully reinstates its relationship with @NRA. Corporations cannot attack conservatives and expect us not to fight back.
— Casey Cagle (@CaseyCagle) February 26, 2018
His announcement came after massive push back from Senator Michael Williams, Trump’s former GA Co-Chair and Republican candidate for Governor.
As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, Senator Williams had been leading an offensive revolt against a massive tax break that would save Delta millions of dollars, just days after the airline took a political stand against the NRA.
Williams isn’t done fighting however, and responded to Cagle’s tweet saying, “Casey – thank you for listening to our demands. However, Delta should not receive a government handout regardless of any other issues.”
— Michael Williams (@williamsforga) February 26, 2018
On Saturday, Delta announced that they were ending their discounted rates for NRA members. They are one of over a dozen companies that have cut ties with the organization this week as the Democrats have used the Parkland school shooting to call for boycotts.
Delta’s decision to wade into left-wing politics came just before a vote on a proposed jet fuel tax break that could save the company approximately $40 million if it passes. The bill, HB 918, has already passed the Georgia State House and has moved on to the state senate.
According to a source who leaked comments to the Gateway Pundit, during a private Monday morning senate caucus meeting, the governor himself showed up and let the senators know that they “better push this tax cut through” or they could forget about passing any legislation.
The governor’s chief of staff also reportedly stated that there is “someone in this room that I could shoot” referring to Williams over his revolt.