On Wednesday, Bank of America announced that it would no longer finance companies that do business with the for-profit prison industry, including private migrant detention facilities. The decision could be consequential, as Bank of America reportedly issued a $380 million loan and $75 million credit line to Caliburn, a private facility linked to former DHS Secretary John Kelly that houses child migrants.
But one person seemed less than pleased about the decision: Texas GOP Sen. John Cornyn:
I may have to change banks: Bank of America will no longer do business with companies that run detention centers -… https://t.co/WdOLOmYedo— Senator John Cornyn (@Senator John Cornyn)1561660067.0
Shortly after this remark, social media buried Cornyn in anger for his seeming demand that he'd only do business with banks that finance the detention of children:
@JohnCornyn you might want to find a new state. We don’t want you in Texas anymore. Ready for @mjhegar— Dem Texas Girls Jingle All The Way🎄⛄️ (@Dem Texas Girls Jingle All The Way🎄⛄️)1561663234.0
@JohnCornyn How much do you make off of each kid? Or did you take your bribe in one lump sum?— The Monster (@The Monster)1561672892.0
@JohnCornyn Very proud to be an @BankofAmerica client right now. Go ahead and change banks. We’ll change Senators.… https://t.co/0dYgoWNgYV— Nick Harpster - Activist (@Nick Harpster - Activist)1561664238.0