Nick Augenstein sent a message to Craig Jelinek that said:
Dear Mr. Jelinek,
Recently it was brought to my attention that my favorite wholesaler and still family run company is contributing to the downfall of capitalism; this is the basis of our country's immense success, as well as for Costco. The Democrat Party is now largely Marxist in ideology, and will eventually over take Costco, along with most other businesses. Why would Costco contribute to their own demise, as well as the downfall of our nation? Very perplexing. I would like not to revoke my multi-year membership in the company, but your stance makes it impossible to continue "shooting myself in the foot".
Nick Augenstein, M.D.