Georgia Republican Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle pledged to kill tax legislation that benefits Delta after the airline broke ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA).
Cagle said he would not support a bill that would give Delta a massive tax break unless the airline reversed its decision on Saturday to end its partnership with the pro-gun group.
Amid increasing calls for a boycott of all companies associated with the NRA, Delta announced on Saturday that it would inform the organization that the contract for discounted rates would be ended.
“Delta is reaching out to the NRA to let them know we will be ending their contract for discounted rates through our group travel program,” the company tweeted.
The airline added that it would request that the NRA remove its information from the organization’s website.
In response to the announcement, Cagle tweeted that he will “kill any tax legislation” that benefits the company, whose headquarters and largest hub is in Atlanta:
“I will kill any tax legislation that benefits @Delta unless the company changes its position and fully reinstates its relationship with @NRA,” Cagle wrote on Twitter.
“Corporations cannot attack conservatives and expect us not to fight back,” he added.
I will kill any tax legislation that benefits @Delta unless the company changes its position and fully reinstates its relationship with @NRA. Corporations cannot attack conservatives and expect us not to fight back.
— Casey Cagle (@CaseyCagle) February 26, 2018
According to Business Insider, Georgia legislature is currently considering a bill that would potentially save Delta around $40 million because it exempts its jet fuel purchases from state sales tax.
United Airlines, Norton, Symantec, First National Bank of Omaha and Enterprise Holdings are among the companies that have also cut ties with the NRA in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.