Officials in Surry County, N.C., have approved a measure mandating the removal of all Coca-Cola machines from government facilities after the company's stated opposition to an election law passed in Georgia.
In a letter written to Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey and obtained by NBC News, Surry County Commissioner Ed Harris called Quincey's critical comments regarding the Georgia election bill "corporate political commentary favoring the Democratic party.".
Several prominent Republicans have called on conservatives to boycott Coca-Cola and other companies who have criticized GOP-led voting measures.
"Michael Jordan once said 'Republicans buy sneakers too' when asked why he didn't make public comments about politics," he said.
"Citizens of Surry County and across America are growing increasingly tired of large multinational corporations and their CEOs pushing an increasingly intolerant, bigoted, left-wing, divisive political agenda on its customers.".
A spokesperson for Coca-Cola told NBC News it was aware of the recently passed measure in Surry County.
"Representatives from our local bottler have reached out to the county commissioners, and they look forward to continuing their productive conversations with those officials," the company said. »