In 2020, Mitch McConnell's allied super PAC raised more than any other super PAC in existence -- $475 million -- from corporate CEOs and even corporations themselves, like Chevron, Mountaire Corp, and Koch Industries
The largest donor to the super PAC, giving more than $85 million, was a dark money group that's run by the same people out of the same office as the super PAC. It receives loads of money from CEOs and companies, with the added benefit of not disclosing them to the public
Someone should ask McConnell if he thinks these corporations and CEOs should "stay out of politics"…
LMAO "I'm not talking about political contributions"

Why not? What's the difference?
Others can correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems to me that this is the first time Mitch McConnell has really let the mask slip, showing that his position on corporate political speech has nothing to do with freedom of speech and everything to do with raising political money.
Unlike a lot of other Republicans who have criticized corporate political speech in certain contexts oblivious to their own double standards, he's generally been pretty disciplined in avoiding statements like this -- since this is the one thing he really truly cares about.

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