Skip to comments.GOP Congressmen Target Citibank’s $700 Billion Contract Over ‘Anti-Second Amendment Policies’
Posted on 04/14/2018 1:14:37 AM PDT by LibWhacker
Sixteen Republican congressmen are asking the General Services Administration (GSA) to reevaluate a $700 billion contract with Citibank as a result of the the financial institutions anti-Second Amendment policies.
The congressmen, led by Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita, sent a letter to GSA Administrator Emily Murphy on Wednesday, asking her to terminate the contract in response to Citibanks March announcement restricting its clients participation in gun sales.
In 2017, the General Services Administration (GSA) awarded Citibank a contract of more than $700 billion to partially implement the federal charge card program, SmartPay 3, the congressmen wrote in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Because of Citibanks new guidelines targeting customers wishing to exercise their legal Second Amendment rights, we urge you to cancel Citibanks participation in the SmartPay 3 contract, and award it to a company that does not unfairly restrict a customers constitutional rights, it reads.
This flagrant attempt to undermine our fundamental rights by caving to radicals should not be endorsed by our federal government,the congressmen added. The federal government should instead do business with companies that respect all of our constitutional rights, including the Second Amendment. GSA should take all necessary steps to review and terminate its contract with Citibank unless they rescind their guidelines, and rebid the SmartPay 3 contract.
This flagrant disregard for American citizens and their God-given Second Amendment rights cannot be tolerated, Rokita said in a statement to TheDCNF. The congressman is challenging incumbent Democratic Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly in November.
Those who seek to undermine those God-given rights do not deserve taxpayer dollars and should be denied federal contracts. Congress has sworn to uphold the Constitution, and it is paramount that we stand united for the American people and their right to bear arms, said Rokita.
Prominent GOP Reps. Matt Gaetz of Florida, Thomas Massie of Kentucky and Louie Gohmert of Texas are also among the signees. (RELATED: Boycotts Against NRA Have Backfire Effect, Galvanize Conservatives)
The full letter can be seen below.
Letter to GSA Re. Citibank With Sigs by Peter Hasson on Scribd
I doubt that it will come to anything but at least it is a shot across the bow of these nanny state wannabees.
$700 billion contract?
Sorry - either a misprint or an error.
Perhaps they mean that $700 billion will get charged each year to the credit card account that Citibank will manage?
Yep. I like it. I only wish we could get the RINO’s in Congress to actually cancel the contract. At least its a useful shot across the bow. Getting political has costs. You might want to focus on....y’know......shareholder value instead of selfishly indulging in politics that has nothing to do with the running of the actual business.
It’s worse than an endorsement, it’s funding anti 2A. Trump is anti 2A, so I think they are just trying to save him. He has signed as much or more anti gun legislation than obama.. we will remember, wont we?
I suspect Citibank started this policy under pressure from the Obama regime.
Refreshing to know that we have some congress critters paying attention and are doing the right thing.
Hope there action works.
When Citibank announced this I thought how can they take away a Constitutional right?
“Trump is anti 2A, so I think they are just trying to save him. He has signed as much or more anti gun legislation than obama.. we will remember, wont we?”
Trump is anti 2A, so I think they are just trying to save him. He has signed as much or more anti gun legislation than obama.. we will remember, wont we?
Ill try to help. Even Obama wouldnt try to bend the law to outlaw bumpstocks. No matter what your opinion of them is, the ATF ruled that they could not regulate them under current law but Trump, who I do support, is trying to regulate them through executive action anyway. I hope his plan was to delay and divert until the crisis passed.
I’d hardly call outlawing bump stocks as anti-gun.
Another shot would be to look into this:
Citigroup CEO scores a 48% raise to $23 million - CNN Money
Feb 16, 2018 - Citigroup boss Michael Corbat just got a huge raise. Corbat scored $23 million in total compensation for 2017, the bank said on Friday.
Or someone/thing has offered Citi a quid pro quo that made it worthwhile.
And why political redlining might not be illegal, a quid pro quo might be.
Any entity that impinges on God given civil rights should not benefit in any way from our government.
What shouldn’t be in your wallet?
Don’t forget Bank of America, include them too please.
“Id hardly call outlawing bump stocks as anti-gun.”
Bump stocks today...folding stocks next week...adjustable stocks next month.
Frog...meet pot of cold water.
I’d hardly equate a bump stock with either a collapsable or a folding stock! Bump stocks are for idiots who want to play what we called “f*ck f*ck” in the USMC. Just a way to waste ammo.
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