WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss. and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss are among 10 Senators who today called on the Senate Sergeant at Arms to immediately terminate Citibank as the U.S. Senate credit card provider following the company’s recent announcement that it would pay for its employees to travel out of state for abortions.
The Senators’ demand was made in a letter to Senate Sergeant at Arms Karen Gibson.
“…Citi is now paying for its employees to travel to obtain abortions out-of-State that are illegal in the employees’ State. Citi’s decision to finance abortion tourism for its employees in brazen circumvention of State law, shows a reckless disregard for the lives of preborn children and disdain for the will of the people of the States in which Citi acts as an employer,” the Senators wrote.
“Consistent with nearly five decades of Federal policy against using taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions, taxpayer dollars used by the U.S. Senate should not be administered through a company that facilitates abortion on demand and promotes a woke, pro-abortion agenda. Accordingly, we ask that you immediately terminate the U.S. Senate’s existing contracts with Citi and refrain from entering into any new contractual agreements with Citi,” the letter continued.
U.S. Senator Steve Daines, R-Mont. led the letter, which was also signed by Senators Roger Marshall, M.D., R-Kan., Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Marco Rubio. R-Fla., Mike Braun, R-Ind., Rick Scott, R-Fla., and James Lankford. R-Okla.
Read the full letter here.