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Georgia Republicans want Coca-Cola products out of official offices, after CEO opposes voting law

Georgian legislators said Coca-Cola caved "to the pressure of an out-of-control cancel culture," when the company criticized the state's new voting bill.

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Updated: April 5, 2021 - 11:49am

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Several Georgia state GOP legislators want Coca-Cola products removed from their offices, after the beverage company's CEO criticized recently passed voting-reform legislation.

"For years the Georgia House Republican Caucus has celebrated the Coca-Cola company as one of Georgia's most successful companies," reads a letter sent Saturday from eight GOP lawmakers to Kevin Perry, CEO of the Georgia Beverage Association.

GOP Gov. Brian Kemp recently signed into law a measure by the Republican-controlled legislature that attempt to prevent vote fraud. Critics say the measure restricts voting and voters' rights. 

"Given Coke's choice to cave to the pressure of an out of control cancel culture, we respectfully request all Coca-Cola Company products be removed from our office suite immediately," the letter reads.

The signatories include state GOP Reps. Victor Anderson, Matt Barton, Clint Crowe, Stan Gunter, Dewayne Hill, Lauren McDonald III, Jason Ridley and Marcus Wiedower, according to The Hill newspaper.

Coca-Cola CEO James Quincy has called the bill "unacceptable."

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