Large liberal corporations have announced that they will be withholding donations from Republicans who refused to vote for certification of the election results. It’s funny, I don’t remember cutting off Democrats who contested the Electoral College in 2000, 2004 and 2016. Make a list of these corporations and decide if you ever want to do business with them ever again.
Among the companies who joined in the announcement are Amazon.com Inc, General Electric Co, Dow Inc, AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp, Verizon Communications Inc, American Express Co, Airbnb Inc, Cisco Systems Inc, Best Buy Co Inc, and Mastercard Inc.
All of these companies have lost my business. If enough people like me quit doing business with them, they will eventually fall to the bottom. Just ask Fox News.
UPDATE: Dow (@DowNewsroom), the massive chemical company, tells me it will not donate to any member of Congress that objected to the certification of the presidential vote
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) January 11, 2021
Many corporations are pausing political spending in light of attempted coup.
A bigger deal: These corps are suspending contributions to members of Congress who voted to object to certification of Electoral College votes:
Blue Cross Blue Shield
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) January 11, 2021
GE’s suspension will last through the end of 2022 and then the employee board that oversees its political action committee will consider requests for support for those lawmakers who opposed certification “on a case-by-case basis.”
Amazon said it would discuss concerns “directly with those members we have previously supported” before deciding whether to resume contributions.
Copper giant Freeport-McMoRan Inc, Ford Motor Co, Microsoft Corp, American Airlines, Alphabet Inc’s Google, Facebook Inc, Goldman Sachs, BP Plc, Smithfield Foods Inc and Union Pacific Corp said they would temporarily suspend donations to Democrats and Republicans alike.
Trade associations, which are among the biggest donors in Washington, are moving more slowly.
The National Association of Beer Wholesalers, the National Association of Auto Dealers, and the American Bankers Association said they would re-assess their contribution strategy. Other top donors, including the National Association of Homebuilders and the National Association of Realtors, said “they have yet to make a decision”, according to Reuters.