‘Stay out of politics,’ Republican leader McConnell tells U.S. CEOs, warns of ‘consequences’

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell lashed out at corporate America on Monday, warning CEOs to stay out of the debate over a new voting law in Georgia that has been criticized as restricting votes among minorities and the poor. In a sign of a growing rift in the decades-old alliance between the conservative party and U.S. corporations, McConnell said: “My advice to the corporate CEOs of America is to stay out of politics. Don’t pick sides in these big fights.” McConnell warned companies there could be risks for turning on the party, but he did …

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