— Casey Cagle (@CaseyCagle) February 25, 2018
Republican politicians in Delta Air Lines home state of Georgia are striking back at the airline after it decided to scrap discounted airfare for participants in an upcoming National Rifle Association meeting.
“I will kill any tax legislation that benefits Delta unless the company changes its position and fully reinstates its relationship with the NRA,” tweeted Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, referring to a bill that could save Delta taxes on jet fuel. “Corporations cannot attack conservatives and expect us not to fight back.”
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
Atlanta-based Delta and its competitor United Airlines over the weekend said they would no longer offer discounts for travel to the meeting in May. The airlines joined a list of other companies, including Avis Budget Group, Hertz Global Holdings, Metlife, that announced they would end their relationship with the gun rights group after 17 people were killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in southern Florida on Feb. 14.
Candidate for lieutenant governor and former state senator, Rick Jeffares, tweeted that he is “leading the charge to let Delta know their attack on the NRA.
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