Skip to comments.SunTrust Banks On Open Borders
Posted on 07/31/2019 4:35:43 AM PDT by 4Runner
During Wednesday's Financial Services hearing in the House, Congressman Sean Duffy (R-Wisc.) steered the conversation with Rodgers away from SunTrust's potential merger with BB&T to the company's obvious intolerance for legal immigration. "If we have private detention centers that are caring for children, or detaining individuals who [might not be] following American law -- you say, 'I'm not going to bank [with] them.' Is that fair?" Duffy pressed. When Rogers tried to defend SunTrust, saying it "considers a variety of factors..." Duffy interrupted him and asked again, "Is it fair?" Without waiting for an answer, he pushed Rodgers on whether he -- like a lot of his liberal allies -- think "detention centers are concentration camps" or if "[immigration agents] are Nazis?"
Rodgers said he couldn't remember anyone "using those descriptions." Duffy switched gears. Is this how the bank is supporting "open borders," he asked -- by refusing to loan to private prison operators? SunTrust, Rodgers claimed, "is not taking a social position..." But he couldn't finish because Duffy fired back, "You are taking a social position when you say you won't bank [with] detention facilities."
Of course, taking social positions is nothing new for SunTrust, which also ousted David and Jason Benham from their accounts after the twins were fired from HGTV for their biblical views. After pulling all of its listed properties with the Benham brothers' bank-owned business, SunTrust was so overwhelmed by customer complaints that it reinstated the brothers barely a day later. Whether or not the public outcry will be enough for Rodgers and company to change course this time, no one knows.
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Looks like Sean Duffy is learning from President Trump.
Okay for SunTrust to discriminate but not someone who performs bikini waxes on natural born females.
To Hell with SunTrust.
I dropped SunTrust a few years ago. Why? Because a lady on our street is a branch manager... and I’ll leave it that.
SunTrust is preparing to merge with BB&T and is closing many branches in Northern Virginia. I wonder where their corporate strategy is taking them. They have become much more difficult to deal with in the past year.
Good for Duffy.
In all my dealings with SunTrust over a four-year period, I encountered two (2) employees who were actually born in this country and for whom English was NOT a second language. When dealing with one’s money, this is not acceptable.
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