After Boycotting NRA, Delta Invited to Move to New York by State's Governor

After Delta Air Lines cut ties with the National Rifle Association, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has invited the company to relocate its headquarters from Georgia to New York.

"[Delta], if Georgia politicians disagree with your stand against gun violence, we invite you to move your headquarters to New York," Cuomo tweeted on Tuesday.

Delta and many other companies have parted ways and cut ties with the NRA since the school shooting on February 14 at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people. The airlines made the decision to stop business with the NRA on Saturday.

"Delta is reaching out to the NRA to let them know we will be ending their contract for discounted rates through our group travel program. We will be requesting that the NRA remove our information from their website," Delta tweeted Saturday morning.

Delta is headquartered in Atlanta and is reportedly seeking approval from the state for a tax break for fuel, which expired several years ago. Georgia's lieutenant governor, Casey Cagle, fired back at Delta's decision in a tweet on Tuesday.

"I will kill any tax legislation that benefits @Delta unless the company changes its position and fully reinstates its relationship with @NRA. Corporations cannot attack conservatives and expect us not to fight back," tweeted Cagle. "Corporations cannot attack conservatives and expect us not to fight back."

Other Democrats have also extended the invitation to Delta to move headquarters. Congressman Tim Ryan invited the airlines to move to Ohio on Tuesday. He also called Cagle's statement about the break between companies "unmerited and entirely inappropriate."

"Hey @Delta — Northeast Ohio would make a great HQ if you're put off by Mr. Cagle's authoritarian tendencies. Quality of life, infrastructure, and wonderful communities. I'd love to show you around!" tweeted Ryan.

At least 20 companies have stopped doing business with the NRA including United Airlines, Hertz, MetLife, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Best Western hotels.

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