Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo invited Delta Airlines to move its headquarters to New York in a tweet on Tuesday.
“[Delta], if Georgia politicians disagree with your stand against gun violence, we invite you to move your headquarters to New York.”
Delta Airlines joined a slew of companies that have sought to distance themselves from the National Rifle Association (NRA) since the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida.
At the same time, Delta has been lobbying Georgia’s state government to approve tax breaks that expired seven years ago.
Republican officials in Georgia threatened to block part of a bill that would remove the state tax on jet fuel if the airline does not restore its relationship with the NRA.
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle (R) tweeted that he would “kill any legislation that benefits Delta” unless the company changes its policy.
Representative Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) also invited Delta to relocate its headquarters to Ohio.