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‘In-N Out-Burger’ Defends Their GOP Donations In Strong Statement

   DailyWire.com

As California leftists paper the halls of Twitter with calls to boycott the classic burger chain In-N-Out for donating $25,000 to the GOP, the beloved fast food restaurant will not apologize and issued a strong statement in its own defense.

Earlier this week, D.C.-based journalist Gabe Schneider stoked the ire of SJWs when he revealed that In-N-Out gave $25,000 to the California Republican Party in 2018, which was confirmed by a public filing on the Secretary of State’s website.

Soon after, the hashtag #BoycottInNOut began trending on Twitter with the same fire and fury as seen during the Chick-fil-A controversy when CEO Dan Cathy revealed his support for traditional marriage. Even California Democratic Party Chair Eric Bauman joined in on the boycott. Fortunately, like Chick-fil-A, the burger chain has decided not to cave to the pressure.

In a statement, In-N-Out Burger executive vice president Arnie Wensinger defended the company’s donations, noting that the company has given to both parties.

“In 2018, In-N-Out Burger has made equal contributions to both Democratic and Republican Political Action Committees in the State of California,” Wensinger wrote on Thursday, going on to say the contribution was not about party affiliation but “policies that strengthen California” and help the company provide “strong pay and great benefits” for its employees.

“We have been fortunate to do business in this great state for almost 70 years,” the statement continued. “While it is unfortunate that our contributions to support both political parties in California has caused concern with some groups, we believe that bipartisan support is a fair and consistent approach that best serves the interests of our company and all of our Customers.”

Read the entire statement below:

In 2018, In-N-Out Burger has made equal contributions to both Democratic and Republican Political Action Committees in the State of California. For years, In-N-Out Burger has supported lawmakers who, regardless of political affiliation, promote policies that strengthen California and allow us to continue operating with the values of providing strong pay and great benefits for our Associates.

It is actually far more important to In-N-Out and our Foundations to support our communities by contributing millions of dollars to hundreds of organizations in California to prevent child abuse, human trafficking and substance addiction.

We have been fortunate to do business in this great state for almost 70 years. While it is unfortunate that our contributions to support both political parties in California has caused concern with some groups, we believe that bipartisan support is a fair and consistent approach that best serves the interests of our company and all of our Customers.

Arnie Wensinger, Executive Vice President
In-N-Out Burger