Georgia Gov. Brian KempBrian KempBiden would back MLB moving All-Star Game out of GeorgiaDelta CEO, Georgia governor spar over state’s voter regulationsCoca-Cola CEO says Georgia voting law unacceptable and ‘a step backward’MORE (R) on Wednesday dismissed criticisms raised by business leaders over the recently passed Georgia voting bill.

Im glad to deal with it, Kemp said of the corporate backlash while appearing on CNBC’s Closing Bell.

If they want to have a debate about the merits and the facts of the bill, then we should do that, he added.

Voting rights activists have condemned the bill, which limits ballot box drop-offs, enacts new voter ID requirements and prohibits giving food and water to voters waiting in line on Election Day. Many critics say that the would disproportionately affect voters of color.

On Wednesday, executives from both Delta and Coca-Cola, which are both headquartered in Georgia, called the recently signed voting legislation unacceptable. On the same day, 72 Black business leaders signed a letter calling for companies to speak out against the bill in an effort led by former chief executive of American Express Kenneth Chenault and chief executive of Merck Kenneth Frazier.

There is no middle ground here, Chenault said in the letter. You either are for more people voting, or you want to suppress the vote.

I would encourage these CEOs to look at other states that theyre doing business in and compare what the real facts are to Georgia, Kemp said Wednesday evening.

Kemp claimed that the bill actually expanded voter access, according to CNBC, pointing to a provision that expands in-person early voting hours.

Shortly after Delta CEO Ed Bastian released a statement condemning the Georgia voting bill, Kemp responded in a statement, claiming he and other state lawmakers spoke directly with Delta representatives numerous times while making the bill.

“At no point did Delta share any opposition to expanding early voting, strengthening voter ID measures, increasing the use of secure drop boxes statewide, and making it easier for local election officials to administer elections which is exactly what this bill does, Kemp said in a statement shared with The Hill.