Corporate PACs Cancel Contributions to Lawmakers Who Voted Against Certifying Election

Corporations are joining social media firms in cancelling Republicans and those that question the legitimacy of the November election.  These folks are blackmailing elected officials into silence—either accept questionable elections or we will make sure you get defeated.

Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel company, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association said Sunday they will suspend donations to U.S. lawmakers who voted against certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory last week.

“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,” Marriott spokeswoman Connie Kim said, confirming a report in Popular Information, a political newsletter.

Marriott and Blue Cross/Blue Shield have decided that if you voted to want honest elections, you do not deserve donations.  In other words these corporations are SUPPORTING candidates that OPPOSE honest elections.

Corporate PACs Cancel Contributions to Lawmakers Who Voted Against Certifying Election

by Chris Jennewein, Times of San Diego, 1/11/21   

Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel company, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association said Sunday they will suspend donations to U.S. lawmakers who voted against certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory last week.

“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,” Marriott spokeswoman Connie Kim said, confirming a report in Popular Information, a political newsletter.

Blue Cross, the federation of 36 independent companies that provide health care coverage for one in three Americans, said “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, BCSBA will suspend contributions to those lawmakers who voted to undermine our democracy.”

California lawmakers who voted against certifying Biden’s victory in Arizona and Pennsylvania included House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield and Rep. Darrell Issa, who represents the 50th District in east San Diego County.

JPMorgan Chase said Sunday it will pause all contributions from its political action committee for at least the next six months, saying “the focus of business leaders, political leaders, civic leaders right now should be on governing and getting help to those who desperately need it most right now. There will be plenty of time for campaigning later.”

Citigroup said in a memo to employees seen by Reuters that it reviewed lawmakers who led the charge against the certification of the Electoral College and found it gave $1,000 to the campaign of Republican Senator Josh Hawley.

“We want you to be assured that we will not support candidates who do not respect the rule of law. We intend to pause our contributions during the quarter as the country goes through the Presidential transition and hopefully emerges from these events stronger and more united,” wrote Candi Wolff, who heads Citigroup’s global government affairs team.

A Walmart spokesman said it conducts a review after every election cycle to “examine and adjust our political giving strategy. As we conduct our review over the coming months we will factor last week’s events into our process.”

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Comments

  1. Rico Lagattuta says

    Corporate America has been moving left for over 40 years. They are no longer trying to be subtle about their agenda, They made a deal with the Devil and fully expect the Devil to keep his end of the deal. Corporate America needs to take it’s head out of that area they sit on before it is too late.

  2. Interesting that the Constitution allows for voting against the certification. So Corporate America is penalizing for doing what is allowed under the law?

    Where was the de-funding of the radical state and city parties that stated riots and killing were nothing more than peaceful protests? Where was the de-funding of the political structure of D.C. when it intentionally inflamed outrage over painting public streets with BLM and radical slogans? After all that was government in action using taxpayer money.

    As the same tunneled vision corporate types flee states run by the Marxists Democrats for States run by Republicans so they can have freedom, remember when you vote in the next election. Are you grown up or a per-pubescent stuck in an adults body?

  3. Having Blue Cross insurance and being a conservative are not compatible. When I am able to change the situation I will.

  4. I called to cancel my citi card today. Canceled Amazon, Strava, and won’t shop at Walmart, Target, and will boycott Marriott and change my insurance plan.

    • Will only be a short time and you will not have a choice. One party system and no choice that is being set up by the democrat party. Open borders stacking the Supreme Court are the solution to a one party.
      The American citizen has no voice now or in the future.

  5. Most folks won’t normally comply with something they disagree with unless they are forced to. Everyone get ready for the big force play. Just as now, things you won’t comply with becomes very uncomfortable for you in perhaps another area, there will just be more uncomfortable things for you to comply with. Financially and mentally. Lots of mentally.

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