Lawrence O’Donnell discuss the CEO of Walmart is asking Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.) to veto Arkansas’ version of the “religious freedom” law on the same day Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) asked his state legislature to “clarify” that state’s law.
“Every day, in our stores, we see firsthand the benefits of diversity and inclusion have on our associates, customers and communities we serve,” CEO Doug McMillon said in a statement posted on Twitter. “It all starts with our core basic belief of respect for the individual. Today’s passage of HB1228 threatens to undermine the spirit of inclusion present throughout the state of Arkansas and does not reflect the values we proudly uphold. For these reasons, we are asking Governor Hutchinson to veto this legislation.”
— Walmart Newsroom (@WalmartNewsroom) March 31, 2015