Amazon is supporting the Washington state attorney general, who is making his state the first to sue Trump.Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is adding more weight to his company’s opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order banning refugees and those with legal visas from seven majority-Muslim nations from entering the United States.
In an email sent to Amazon employees today, Bezos said that Amazon is putting its lobbying chops to work to fight the ban, both on Capitol Hill and in the courts.
Specifically, Bezos notes that Amazon is supporting the Washington state attorney general, who is suing Trump over his executive order. Washington state is the first state to do so.
Here’s an excerpt of Bezos’s email:
"We reached out to congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle to explore legislative options. Our legal team has prepared a declaration of support for the Washington State Attorney General who will be filing suit against the order. We are working other legal options as well."It has set off a string of reactions from fellow tech leaders: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared a post on Friday about his concerns with the executive order. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings also took to Facebook to air his strong opposition to Trump’s sweeping immigration policies.
The full copy of Amazon’s declaration: