Senator Rand Paul leads boycott on Coca-Cola products

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) — Senator Rand Paul was on Fox News Monday talking about the boycott centering around Coca-Cola products because the company has been an outspoken critic of the controversial election law in Georgia.

A boycott would jeopardize more than 800 Kentuckians’ jobs, according to USA Today reporter Phillip M. Bailey.

Coca-Cola Consolidated operates four facilities in Kentucky — Louisville, Lexington, Paducah and Pikeville — and announced in 2018 a fifth location in Erlanger that would create more than 400 well-paying jobs.

In a statement, Kentucky Democratic Party spokesperson Marisa McNee criticized Paul for letting his national ambitions put Kentucky jobs at risk.

“Once again, Rand Paul is focused on things other than Kentucky. In a desperate attempt to position himself as a national figure, Paul is willing to risk hundreds, if not thousands, of Kentuckians’ jobs. Kentucky deserves better.”

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