Popular Information newsletter creator Judd Legum writes about politics and power for “people who give a damn.” He just released this breaking bad news for Donald Trump.
The Kansas City headquartered Hallmark as in Hallmark cards wants a Trump refund:
‘BREAKING:@Hallmark, which donated $3,000 to @HawleyMO and $5,000 to @RogerMarshallMD is demanding its money back.’ https://popular.info/p/three-major-corporations-say-they’
‘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 This is not a pause. The company won’t donate to these Republicans ever again.’
On January 6, a violent mob stormed the Capitol of the United States, disrupting the joint session to confirm Joe Biden’s victory. The incident left six people dead.
Now, three major corporations tell Popular Information that they will stop contributing to Republican members of Congress who encouraged the rioters by objecting to the certification of the Electoral College vote, according to Popular Info.
Three major business told Popular Information noted that they would halt donations to House Republicans. After January 6, a violent mob left the Capitol Building dirty, stained with death and torture. Those who broke into the treasured building hunted for Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Vice President Mike Pence (R). They had already built a gallows.
There are eight Senators and 147 members of the House who objected to the certified results of the Electoral College. These members of Congress and Trump managed to talk millions of people into the idea that they could change the vote back to POTUS on January 6. Trump invited them. They came to participate in the big lie.
Prior to the invasion, 14 senators were intent upon objecting. Only eight Senators followed through:
‘Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Rick Scott (R-FL), Roger Marshall (R-KS), John Kennedy (R-LA), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) remained.’
The Kansas City Star said that Hawley had “blood on his hands” and should resign. The Houston Chronicle said Cruz’s “lies cost lives” and called for his resignation. The newsletter looked at 144 businesses donated to one or more of the following head cases:
Three top corporations
‘The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is a conglomera\ of companies that provide health insurance for 107 million people in 50 states. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association PAC, known as BLUEPAC. In the last three cycles, the PAC has donated $959,060 to Republican candidates and $359,550 to Democratic candidates.’
‘During the 2020 cycle, BLUEPAC donated to three Senators who objected to the Electoral College vote — $10,000 to Tuberville, $1,000 to Marshall, and $500 to Hawley.’
Current corporate giving included:
- ‘In a statement to Popular Information, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association President and CEO Kim Keck’s letter said it was suspending all donation to 147 Republicans to vote to subvert the resuspending all support to the 147 Republicans who voted “to subvert the results of November’s election by challenging Electoral College results.”‘
- ‘Marriott International’s 7000 properties worldwide and, even in the midst of a pandemic, is valued at over $42 billion.
- During the 2020 cycle, Marriott’s PAC donated $1000 to Hawley’s campaign and another $1,000 to Hawley’s leadership PAC.
- Marriott told Popular Information that it will stop donating to all the members who voted against certification. “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 the certification of the election,” a spokesperson said. The company did not indicate when, if ever, it would resume supporting those 147 Republicans.’
- ‘Commerce Bancshares is a bank holding company best known for operating Commerce Bank. It currently has an $8 billion market cap and $54 billion under management. Commerce Bancshares PAC favors Republican candidates over Democratic candidates by a six-to-one margin.
- All three companies appear to allow, to varying degrees, for the possibility of resuming their support of these members sometime in the future. But their commitment to indefinitely suspend contributions to more than half of the Republicans in the House and Senate is significant. ‘
Dow is immediately suspending all corporate and employee political action committee (PAC) contributions to any member of Congress who voted to object to the certification of the presidential election.
Citibank just announced it will:
‘[N]ot support candidates who do not respect the rule of law” and will pause all PAC activity for three months, according to an internal memo obtained by Popular Information. J.P. Morgan & Chase also announced that it will suspend all PAC donations for six months.’
At least a dozen companies reviewing their political giving. [B]oeing has also donated at least $28,500 to three of the eight Senators since 2019. On January 7, following the riots:
‘[T]he vote of the people and the peaceful transition of government are core to our democracy….In the spirit of bipartisanship, we encourage [elected officials] to work with President-elect Biden to unify our nation.’
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