Last week, Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) ripped into Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen and his company’s recent refusals to respect religious liberty in the workplace.
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, McMullen claimed that he had no knowledge of a religious liberty suit resulting in a massive settlement from the company.
Cotton and Hawley both took offense, slamming McMullen for Kroger’s actions – and his refusal to admit fault or any knowledge of the situation.
Stating he was “not aware” of the lawsuit, Cotton offered McMullen some help in refreshing his memory on the settlement.
“You just paid $180,000 to two employees that you wrongly terminated,” he explained to McMullen. “By the way would you like to offer an apology here to Brenda Lawson and Trudy Rickerd for the ordeal they went through?”
“I would need to understand more of the details,” McMullen replied.
WATCH: Sen. Tom Cotton destroys Kroger CEO McMullen over religious liberty failures:
Sen. Josh Hawley adds on, hitting McMullen for his ignorance of serious infractions on religious liberty:
The firing of two employees who refused to wear a pride flag on their apron is another example of the Environmental, Social, and Governance agenda – and the political and cultural war it represents.
“ESG” as it is commonly referred to is a social credit system seeping into every level of American life. According to the Heritage Foundation, it represents a myriad of Left-wing priorities, including radical intersectionality, exclusion in the name of diversity, and the destruction of American oil.
Recently, multiple GOP-led states have divested billions in state funds in total from investment firm BlackRock, another company embracing the ESG agenda. Just this week, Florida pulled a whopping $2 billion from the woke megabank.
It remains to be seen whether corporate-friendly Republican Senators in Congress will take real action against ESG.