California Democratic Party Chairman Eric Bauman called for a boycott of In-N-Out Burger because the fast food chain recently donated $25,000 to help Republicans in the general election. Bauman made a big stink about it, tweeting on August 30 that “it’s time to #BoycottInNOut—let Trump and his cronies support these creeps.”
However, this isn’t the first time the burger chain has given to bolster political elections. In-N-Out Burger contributed $30,000 in both 2017 and 2016 to the California GOP for general election purposes and has also made contributions to a PAC that benefits pro-business Republicans and Democrats.
Whether Bauman knew those details or not, the boycott call quickly fizzled. Evidently, he didn’t anticipate the popularity of the fast food chain. As Los Angeles Times writer Bettina Boxall said, “even in deep-blue California, the call was greeted by a collective shrug by In-N-Out’s many devotees.” When it comes to this burger joint and the freedom of opinion, the Left was outnumbered.
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