Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) ripped what he called the “rise of corporate wokeness” last week, warning employers against “caving to the mob” to score political points.
DeSantis spoke Thursday at the annual meeting of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, telling top business executives that he would take action against employers who chose to use corporate “power” to push an ideology.
“If you’re using your power as a corporation, and you’re leveraging that to try to advance any ideology, I think it’s very dangerous for this country and I’m not just gonna sit idly by,” DeSantis said, according to the Tampa Bay Times. “Do you want to be more of a political actor or more of a business actor?”
The Florida governor specifically mentioned the MLB and its decision to pull its 2021 All-Star game and draft out of Atlanta in opposition to GOP-led election reforms.