Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is pushing his conservative agenda in hopes of riling up the state’s Republican base ahead of the 2022 gubernatorial election, but major corporations are not having it.
What’s happening: Companies with large footprints in the Lone Star State like Dell Technologies, American Airlines Apple, and IBM have a history of publicly criticizing Abbott’s policies, including on voting rights and transgender issues.
- Now opposition to his anti-mask executive order is increasing and Abbott has called a special legislative session to tackle (among other things like voting restrictions) bans on vaccine and face-mask requirements in schools.
- “This is a very high-risk, high-reward strategy that he is pursuing, and other national Republican leaders as well, where they simply don’t believe the Covid crisis is going to cause the amount of deaths that many health professionals are suggesting that it might,” James…