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Huckabee: Will Wal-Mart, Apple Pull Business From China Over Human Rights Concerns?

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was on CNN on April 4, where he berated Wal-Mart, Apple, and other multinational corporations for pressuring Indiana and Arkansas over religious freedom laws even while they continue to do business in countries with serious human rights violations:

The reason that those corporations put the pressure on Indiana and Arkansas was because the militant gay community put the pressure on them. I found it a little hypocritical when you have companies—even, and I love Wal-Mart, big company in my home state—but they do business in China for gosh sake. I don’t think the Chinese are exactly the paragon of human rights. You’ve got Apple computers—they’re selling Apple computers in Saudi Arabia. Is Tim Cook going to pull out of there? I don’t think so. He doesn’t mind making millions, if not billions, of dollars in cultures and countries where human rights are really an issue. I think these corporations really ought to either be consistent, quit making money from these countries that are really oppressing human rights, and quit bowing to the pressure and just sell their stuff. That’s what they’re in business for.


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