Earlier this week, Georgia Lt. Governor Casey Cagle discussed the state’s action which slapped Delta for punishing NRA members. As we reported earlier, lawmakers in the state were considering a measure that would give the airline some $40 million in fuel tax breaks.
“Delta Airlines is learning the hard way that virtue-signaling can have consequences,” Mark Steyn said, sitting in for Tucker Carlson.
Over the weekend, Cagle said “conservatives are tired of being kicked around” when asked by Neil Cavuto to defend his push to halt consideration of a sizeable tax cut for Delta Airlines.
Fox News Insider added:
Cagle said his initiative was not ending a current tax cut for Delta, but instead taking a second look at whether one should be implemented through legislative action.
Cavuto warned of a “slippery slope” for Georgia, noting that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) have offered to help Delta relocate to the Empire State.
.@Delta, as one of your most frequent flyers, know that the NY LG admires your principled stance. Let’s continue our great relationship. NY is open for business & ❤'s Delta – move HQ to where you’re appreciated? https://t.co/AZ8xeC0geo
— Kathy Hochul (@LtGovHochulNY) February 26, 2018
Last week, Hochul tweeted that she is a Delta Frequent Flyer and that her constituents appreciate the airline’s stance against the NRA.
Cuomo also ripped the NRA for having a “dangerous agenda” and seconded Hochul’s tweeted offer.
Delta executives, however, have told Cagle they are not considering a move out of the state.
More on that appearance can be seen here.
Below is Cagle’s discussion with Steyn:
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