Citibank’s $700 billion contract awarded by the General Services Administration is being challenged by sixteen Republican congressmen on the terms that the contract is instilling “anti-Second Amendment policies.”
A letter was sent to GSA Administrator Emily Murphy by an Indiana congressmen, Rep. Todd Rokita, requesting the termination of the contract, reports The Daily Caller.
The letter emphasizes the infringement on customer’s constitutional rights.
“Citibank’s new guidelines penalizes clients who do not align their sales policies to match the lender’s restrictive new commercial firearms policy,” Rokita stated in the letter. “Under their March 22 guidelines, Citibank’s customers will have to meet restrictions that go far beyond federal requirements, including background checks and age restrictions for buyers and would pressure sellers to take high-capacity magazines and other accessories off their shelves. These restrictions run counter to laws and regulations passed by Congress, and they infringe and discriminate against an individual’s Second Amendment rights.”
The letter also suggests that GSA award the contract to a company that complies with their clients’ Second Amendment rights.
“In 2017, the General Services Administration (GSA) awarded Citibank a contract of more than $700 billion to partially implement the federal charge card program, SmartPay 3. Because of Citibank’s new guidelines targeting customers wishing to exercise their legal Second Amendment rights, we urge you to cancel Citibank’s participation in the SmartPay 3 contract, and award it to a company that does not unfairly restrict a customer’s constitutional rights.”
“This flagrant disregard for American citizens and their God-given Second Amendment rights cannot be tolerated,” Rokita said in a statement to TheDCNF.
“Those who seek to undermine those God-given rights do not deserve taxpayer dollars and should be denied federal contracts,” Rokita continued in the statement. “Congress has sworn to uphold the Constitution, and it is paramount that we stand united for the American people and their right to bear arms.”
“This flagrant attempt to undermine our fundamental rights by caving to radicals should not be endorsed by our federal government,” Rokita’s letter concluded. “The federal government should instead do business with companies that respect all of our constitutional rights, including the Second Amendment. GSA should take all necessary steps to review and terminate its contract with Citibank unless they rescind their guidelines, and rebid the SmartPay 3 contract.”