Quite a few companies have decided to stop donating to 147 Republicans who objected last week after the Capitol riot, as many on the left have accused them of inciting the riot. Which is preposterous.
Democrat propaganda arm CNN has put together a full list of the companies who have stopped donating:
Companies cutting off 147 RepublicansAirbnb: The home-rental company is “withholding” its PAC donations to all of the legislators involved in contesting certification of the electoral results.“Airbnb strongly condemns last week’s attack on the US Capitol and the efforts to undermine our democratic process,” the company said in a statement. “We will continue to uphold our community policies by banning violent hate group members when we learn of such memberships, and the Airbnb PAC will update its framework and withhold support from those who voted against the certification of the presidential election results.”
Amazon: Amazon () said Monday it will withhold future political contributions from US lawmakers who voted against certifying the 2020 election results.“The Amazon PAC gives to congressional candidates on a bipartisan basis based upon the interest of our customers and our employees,” an Amazon spokesperson said. “Given the unacceptable attempt to undermine a legitimate democratic process, the Amazon PAC has suspended contributions to any Member of Congress who voted to override the results of the US Presidential election. We intend to discuss our concerns directly with those Members we have previously supported and will evaluate their responses as we consider future PAC contributions.”
American Express: American Express () said its political action committee would no longer make contributions to those 147 Republicans who voted to challenge the election results.“Last week’s attempts by some congressional members to subvert the presidential election results and disrupt the peaceful transition of power do not align with our American Express Blue Box values; therefore, the AXP PAC will not support them,” the company said in a statement.
AT&T: AT&T (Public Policy Twitter account: “Employees on our Federal PAC Board convened a call today and decided to suspend contributions to members of Congress who voted to object to the certification of Electoral College votes last week.”) released a statement Monday afternoon via itsCNN’s parent company, WarnerMedia, is owned by AT&T.
Blue Cross Blue Shield: “At the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, we continuously evaluate our political contributions to ensure that those we support share our values and goals,” said Kim Keck, BlueCross BlueShield’s president and CEO, in a statement. “In light of this week’s violent, shocking assault on the United States Capitol, and the votes of some members of Congress to subvert the results of November’s election by challenging Electoral College results, BCBSA will suspend contributions to those lawmakers who voted to undermine our democracy.”The health insurance company’s BLUEPAC political action committee — supported only by employee contributions — donated $246,750 to Republican lawmakers during the 2020 cycle. That included $10,000 to Sen. Tuberville, $1,000 to Sen. Marshall and $500 to Sen. Hawley.BlueCross BlueShield said it’s stopping donations to all Republicans who challenged the Electoral College results.
Comcast: Comcast () says it is suspending all of its political contributions “to those elected officials who voted against certification of the electoral college votes, which will give us the opportunity to review our political giving policies and practices.”The telecommunications company called the rioting at the US Capitol “appalling,” adding that the transition of power this year “will take place among some of the most challenging conditions in modern history.” Comcast said its “focus needs to be on working together for the good of the entire nation.”
Commerce Bank: Commerce Bank said it, too, is halting its PAC contributions to officials it says “have impeded the peaceful transfer of power.” The bank donated a total of $49,750 to Republicans during the 2020 cycle, which included $2,500 to Sen. Marshall.“Commerce Bank condemns violence in any form and believes the actions witnessed this week are abhorrent, anti-democratic and entirely contrary to supporting goodwill for Americans and businesses.
Dow Chemical: Dow said in an emailed statement that it is immediately suspending all corporate and employee political action committee contributions to any member of Congress who voted to object to the certification of the presidential election.Dow () said its suspension will last for one election cycle — two years for House members and up to six years for Senators — which specifically includes donations to candidates’ re-election committees and affiliated PACs.
Marriott: Marriott ()is following suit by suspending its PAC donations to lawmakers who opposed election results.“We have taken the destructive events at the Capitol to undermine a legitimate and fair election into consideration and will be pausing political giving from our Political Action Committee to those who voted against certification of the election,” the company said in a statement.
Mastercard: The credit card company is doing the same while it reviews its contributions criteria.“We will continue to review the criteria that inform our political contributions to ensure they reflect our values. We remain hopeful about the future, one in which people of differences come together to address our common challenges with decency,” Mastercard () said in a statement.
Verizon: “We will be suspending contributions to any member of Congress who voted in favor of objecting to the election results,” Verizon spokesman Rich Young said in a statement.Verizon () donated more than $60,000 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the Republican National Committee during the 2020 presidential cycle, according to OpenSecrets.
There are other companies who CNN listed which have decided to pause donations to all politicians while they reassess them or something. But the ones listed above are those specifically which singled out Republicans who objected.