Multiple companies yank donations from Republicans who opposed Electoral College certification

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At least three major corporations have announced they will stop giving to the political campaigns of Republican lawmakers who opposed the certification of Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.

The development comes as America attempts to reckon with the deadly riots on the U.S. Capitol last week, which happened as a joint-session of Congress was meeting to certify Biden’s win. Those lawmakers who opposed the certification have been at least partially blamed for helping instigate the riots by sowing doubt into the legitimacy of Biden’s victory.

Despite the violence, 147 Republican lawmakers — 139 representatives and eight senators — still voted against the certification of Electoral College results.

What’s happening now?

Popular Information, a political newsletter operated by left-wing operative Judd Legum, contacted 144 corporations that financially supported the Republican lawmakers, specifically the eight senators, through their corporate PACs, asking if the companies would continue to support the lawmakers.

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In response, three of the companies told Popular Information they would stop donating:

  • Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel chain
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield, one of America’s largest health insurance providers
  • Commerce Bancshares

In a statement, a spokesperson for Marriott said, “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.”

Meanwhile, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association president and CEO Kim Keck told Popular Information that it was suspending political donations to the 147 Republicans who voted against certification, calling their decision one that sought to “undermine our democracy.”

At the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, we continuously evaluate our political contributions to ensure that those we support share our values and goals. 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.

While a contrast of ideas, ideological differences and partisanship are all part of our politics, weakening our political system and eroding public confidence in it must never be. We will continue to support lawmakers and candidates in both political parties who will work with us to build a stronger, healthier nation.

Commerce Bancshares told Popular Information, “At this time, we have suspended all support for officials who have impeded the peaceful transfer of power. 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.”

Legum later said that Citibank also told him it would pull their donations, but in Legum’s article, he said that Citibank was pausing all PAC donations, not just those for Republicans.

A few companies told Popular Information they would temporarily suspend all PAC donations without partisan particularity, while others told the newsletter they were reviewing their policies.

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28 Comments

  1. Their powers of credible DISCERNMENT have atrophied into grave STUPIDITY.
    These MORONS are like drunk doctors who perform amputations and cut off
    the wrong limbs. Bankrupt them!

  2. Great news. I now know which companies should now suffer a national boycott. I have now discontinued my membership in the Marriott Hotels Plan, and am seeking an alternative to the Blue Cross Health plan.

    1. Stay away from Oscar Healthcare, total left wing liberals. Fiancee works for them and they constantly bash anyone who does not agree with their far left ideas. Its all peace and love if you agree with them though, until they start name calling and pointing the finger at the other side. Typical hypocrites.

    2. I am also seeking alternatives for healthcare. If BC/BS is willing to make such a public statement — as opposed to quietly redirecting its political donations — then they are just virtue signaling, and this reveals their true, Leftist heart. They will more than likely send pots of money to Democrats, whose greatest desire is to eliminate private health insurance. They are blindly slitting their own throats. Fools!

  3. The lack of precise knowledge of the Constitution and what it actually reads is what the Biden group is benefitting from here. The lawmakers that voted against the certification were upholding their sworn duty to protect the Constitution as they were not choosing to certify electoral votes that were the result of unconstitutional actions. The states they objected to all had changes to their election rules made by others and not the State Legislatures as required by the Constitution of the United States. Therefore, if the beginning is unconstitutional then the rest is also unconstitutional! Two wrongs do not make a right!

  4. Great comments Dave and Dean.
    The RIOTERS on capitol hill were staged by the left, lets see what facial recognitioning comes up with after a thorough investigation of who these people really are who stormed the capitol building.
    The democrats stoled the election

    1. Do you really think that info will be released? Those who can be identified as belonging to BLM or Antifa will be ‘conveniently’ overlooked.

      1. The social media tyrants have said they will block any posts containing views of the Capitol Hill culprits. Thousands of videos taken by those present are being suppressed to help protect the narrative.

  5. Citi bank in the company who hosts the Costco membership/charge card. I will be visiting Costco today to cancel that card!!! As for Marriott, the Marriott family belong to my church and I will be broadcasting my disproval to my fellow members/travelers. I already left Blue/Blue Cross. If these companies complain now and DID NOT do anything these past four years, they do not deserve revenue from those wish not to serve in full fellowship!!! And as for Apple,Twitter and Facebook censoring the President all the while benefitting from using our information for free, no longer will allow them my information! I was a consultant to Apple giving them features that are enjoyed by all users today and after retiring worked at one of their retail stores promoting the brand since the beginning of that companyI am canceling my recently begun $1,600 iPhone purchase and all future purchases until Tim apologizes and reverses Apple’s stance. I should not leave out Bill Gates selling all his shares in Microsoft and purchasing financial interests in China’s chemical developing industry.

    1. Thank you so much. This has to stop. Money cannot control Freedom. Freedom of speech is a value prior to recently always held dear to us – it is an amendment to the Constitution.

  6. I will write there names down to avoid doing business with them. Dissent is a byproduct of any free society, and we can not stand for the corporate shredding of it.

  7. We now know the Democrat Party is for sure the party of the rich. What a fraud they have perpetrated on the American people. We all should boycott Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, all mainstream news outlets and all companies that support this fraudulent take over of our great country. Hit them where it counts in the wallet. That is the only thing that matters to them so lets make them feel it.

  8. Isn’t it precious how the Democrats can totally screw a man out of a presidential win through the most massive voter fraud in recorded history, then have their goons break up the meetings in Congress meant to get to the bottom of this travesty, followed by the corrupt Democrats insistence that Trump’s objection to the fraud was seditious? Such an evil plan could only be concocted by the devil, himself, but then the devil owns the Democrat Party. Virtually every page of the Bible which discusses evil fully describes the daily life of any Democrat politician. If they want to start playing rough, we need to show them we can play rough, too. Several businesses have withdrawn support for the Republican Party, as a result of the games Democrats are playing. Reward these idiotic business leaders by withdrawing your financial support for their businesses. Maybe as they board up their businesses after they’ve failed, they may see the error of their decision. Someone keep track and publish the names of these businesses, so we can maximize their pain.

  9. Blue Cross Blue Shield and Citibank are the two I am connected to. Making calls now to other insurance companies who are all begging for clients. So leaving BCBS will be easy to do with all the competition pleading for your money and the cost and benefits are basically the same. One call to Citibank was all it took to cancel my Citibank credit card.

    1. Steer clear of Oscar Healthcare as well. Fiancee works there and its a far left leaning institution that openly bashes anyone who opposes their companies point of view.

  10. @citicorp and these other companies are the ones that have NO respect for the rule of LAW. I will not and strongly suggest nobody else supports them.

    The law is that We in America have legal and honest elections. There is ZERO question regarding the corruption the the Communist Democrat party of hate America is not a part of that election and Joe Biden is on tape of acting in an illegal act using his Citizen appointed office.

  11. That’s odd, no response from major corporations about these electoral college challenges.

    In 2017 Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) led a group of House Democrats in objecting to the results in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

    In 2005 a House member and a senator signed on to an objection to a state’s electoral slate, when then Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Ohio) and now former Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) objected to Ohio’s votes.

    In 2001, Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) led a group of Democrats in objecting to the certification of Florida’s electoral votes, citing “overwhelming evidence of official misconduct, deliberate fraud, and an attempt to suppress voter turnout.”

    In 1969 the joint session for tallying electoral votes was also suspended when then Rep. James O’Hara (D-Mich.) and former Sen. Edmund Muskie (D-Maine) objected to the vote of an elector from North Carolina.

  12. Add Three More companies that are on my Do NOT use list.
    Shame these Morons did not have the opportunity to Live and Work “With the People” who have to live in Socialist / Communist countries. Eye-opening experience. Looks as though the Indoctrination is complete. Banished to the dustbin of history-Religion, Constitutional Republic, Free Speech, and FREEDOM. I have lived and worked in these areas of the world and what the Elites are inviting is NOT going to serve ANYBODY well. Suggest everyone who cares about FREEDOM, Google( hate that engine) Tytler Cycle. I guess what it takes to wake people up is when they are put in Bondage ONCE AGAIN! 90% of the people alive today have never seen anything but what they are ALLOWED to see on the Idiot box.

  13. We use Marriott all the time e.No more.I think Mr Marriot would be very unhappy with this assinine decision .I must say these CEO,’S are people who lack vision

  14. I think they need to start teaching history in schools again. We have 8th and 9th grade kids that don’t even know what the 1st,2nd or any other of our amendments. This country needs to remember why it was founded. Our government is turning into what the founding father fled. Please America wake up before it’s to late

    1. Also, why do you think they stopped teaching cursive writing? Most likely technology, but our Constitution is also written in cursive. Cant read that? Then you do not know your rights.

  15. I am tired of hearing that the left and few on the right, say this country’s Democracy is at risk………we have a Republic, not a Democracy, get it right! Not one word of Democracy was ever used in the Declaration of Independence nor in the Constitution.

  16. It’s good to know that there are still Republicans with backbones who are not afraid to stand for their principles. As for the companies who have dropped their support for these upstanding members, your business is still customer based, and the fewer customers you have, the smaller your bottom line. Keep up the good work, I’m sure your shareholders will appreciate your “woke” frame of mind.

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