Earlier this week, liberals freaked out over In-N-Out Burger donating $25,000 to the GOP, posting all of their faux outrage all over social media and discussing how they were going to boycott the restaurant chain.
You know, typical left-wing overreaction to something that’s not all that big of a deal.
Well, In-N-Out has released a statement about the whole thing, and they aren’t backing down, much to the chagrin of progressives all over the state of California.
Earlier this week, D.C.-based journalist Gabe Schneider stoked the ire of SJWs when he revealed that In-N-Out gave $25,000 to the California Republican Party in 2018, which was confirmed by a public filing on the Secretary of State’s website.
— Gabe Schneider 🗞 (@gabemschneider) August 29, 2018
Soon after, the hashtag #BoycottInNOut began trending on Twitter with the same fire and fury as seen during the Chick-fil-A controversy when CEO Dan Cathy revealed his support for traditional marriage. Even California Democratic Party Chair Eric Bauman joined in on the boycott. Fortunately, like Chick-fil-A, the burger chain has not decided to cave to the pressure.
In a statement, In-N-Out Burger executive vice president Arnie Wensinger defended the company’s donations, noting that the company has given to both parties.
“In 2018, In-N-Out Burger has made equal contributions to both Democratic and Republican Political Action Committees in the State of California,” Wensinger wrote on Thursday, going on to say the contribution was not about party affiliation but “policies that strengthen California” and help the company provide “strong pay and great benefits” for its employees.”
“We have been fortunate to do business in this great state for almost 70 years,” the statement continued. “While it is unfortunate that our contributions to support both political parties in California has caused concern with some groups, we believe that bipartisan support is a fair and consistent approach that best serves the interests of our company and all of our Customers.”
Here is the full statement from In-N-Out:
In 2018, In-N-Out Burger has made equal contributions to both Democratic and Republican Political Action Committees in the State of California. For years, In-N-Out Burger has supported lawmakers who, regardless of political affiliation, promote policies that strengthen California and allow us to continue operating with the values of providing strong pay and great benefits for our Associates.
It is actually far more important to In-N-Out and our Foundations to support our communities by contributing millions of dollars to hundreds of organizations in California to prevent child abuse, human trafficking and substance addiction.
We have been fortunate to do business in this great state for almost 70 years. While it is unfortunate that our contributions to support both political parties in California has caused concern with some groups, we believe that bipartisan support is a fair and consistent approach that best serves the interests of our company and all of our Customers.
Arnie Wensinger, Executive Vice President
Again, what the left doesn’t seem to understand is that there are more folks in this country who are right of center than are hardcore left-wingers. As such, when the vast majority of the American population witnesses the bullying tactics of the progressive movement, they tend to rebel.
What the left is really doing is drumming up more business for In-N-Out, which in turn means the company will be able to donate more to causes of their choice. They’re little boycott freak out is actually funding the very thing they are boycotting.
Source: Daily Wire
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