Carly Fiorina is charging Apple CEO Tim Cook with hypocrisy for voicing opposition to Indiana’s new religious liberty law while quietly doing business with countries with abysmal gay rights records.
The former Hewlett-Packard CEO, who is reportedly mulling a bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, took umbrage with Mr. Cook’s op-ed earlier this week in which he referred to the passage of religious liberty laws as “something very dangerous,” which allows “people to discriminate against their neighbors.”
“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 percent of the markets that he’s in, including China and Saudi Arabia. But I don’t hear him being upset about that,” Mrs. Fiorina said, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
Mrs. Fiorina said the media attention over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act was “ginned-up controversy by people who play identity politics that has divided the nation,” The Journal reported.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Thursday that he has approved changes to the new law to ensure that gays and lesbians are not discriminated against.
The law will take effect July 1, The Associated Press reported.