“Once a Fortune 50 chief executive herself, Carly Fiorina is disgusted with how CEOs rushed to condemn Indiana’s new religious freedom law,” Reid J. Epstein reports for The Wall Street Journal. “Mrs. Fiorina, who is weighing a bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, called the week’s controversy over the Indiana statute the result of corporations bowing to ‘narrow special interests’ rather than broad public anger. CEOs like Apple Inc.’s Tim Cook, who publicly objected to the Indiana law, have engaged in ‘a level of hypocrisy here that really is unfortunate,’ said Mrs. Fiorina, who was CEO of Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2005.”
Epstein reports, “‘When Tim Cook is upset about all the places that he does business because of the way they treat gays and women, he needs to withdraw from 90% of the markets that he’s in, including China and Saudi Arabia,’ she said Thursday afternoon during an interview with Wall Street Journal reporters and editors. ‘But I don’t hear him being upset about that… I think this is a ginned-up controversy by people who play identity politics that has divided the nation in a way that is really unhelpful.'”
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