Citi Bank, an anti-gun company may lose a $700 billion dollar government contract for discriminating against gun manufacturers and sellers. GOP members have filed a complaint with the GAO (General) over their policy to discriminate against legal businesses and the Second Amendment of the US Constitution.
The congressmen, led by Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita wrote a letter to the administrator of the GSA, Emily Murphy on Wednesday asking her to cancel Citi’s contract and to give it to a company who does not discriminate against lawful businesses who exercise their rights under the Second Amendment.
Excerpts of Rokita’s letter:
“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.”
“Because of Citibank’s new guidelines targeting customers wishing to exercise their legal Second Amendment rights, we urge you to cancel Citibank’s participation in the SmartPay 3 contract, and award it to a company that does not unfairly restrict a customer’s constitutional rights.”
“This flagrant attempt to undermine our fundamental rights by caving to radicals should not be endorsed by our federal government. 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.”
Corporations who wish to pick and choose who they do business with is their right, however, when you accept work from the government, you should not be able to discriminate against any constitutionally legal industry. The right to bear arms has been sanctioned in the United States since 1791.
It has been the human right granted by God for eternity as all of our rights in the United States are. Neither the government or Citi Bank has the right to infringe on that.
As I have already said, Citi is well within their rights to choose who they want to do business with but not when it includes taxpayer money.