Georgia Senate Blocks Tax Break After Delta Cut Ties With NRA

Delta Air Lines announced Monday it would no longer offer discounts for NRA members.
Posted at 8:24 PM, Feb 26, 2018

Following Delta Air Lines' announcement that it will stop giving National Rifle Association members discounts, the Georgia Senate voted to block legislation that would have given the airline a $50 million sales tax exemption on jet fuel.

Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle said before the vote that he'd kill any tax break legislation for the Atlanta-based company unless it reinstated its relationship with the NRA. He tweeted, "corporations cannot attack conservatives and expect us not to fight back." 

Meanwhile, FedEx says it will continue to offer NRA discounts. In a statement, the shipping company said it's never set or changed rates for any of its customers "in response to their politics, beliefs or positions on issues." But it also said it "opposes assault rifles being in the hands of civilians."

Since the deadly mass shooting at a high school in Florida, at least a dozen companies have cut ties with the NRA.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.