New York. Large American companies, Including the well-known Marriott hotel chain, will make a comment Donations to Republican legislators This week they tried to stop confirmation Joe Biden As the next head.
The three reported their decision to the Public Information Digital Newsletter, which contacted 144 companies that donated to one of the eight senators who had opposed Biden’s appointment on an alleged basis. Electoral fraud On the same day that complaints were repeated without prior evidence Donald TrumpSupporters led the outgoing president to storm Capitol building.
Marriott, Blue Cross Blue Shield medical insurer and banking group Commerce Bancshares have confirmed that they will suspend donations to these politicians, according to information published by Public Information on Sunday.
A Marriott spokesperson told outlets that the decision takes into account “the devastating events on Capitol Hill to undermine legitimate and fair elections.”
Meanwhile, the CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield, Kim Kik, indicated that her company would suspend any financial support for the 147 Republican lawmakers who voted to “undermine the results of the November elections by challenging the results of the Electoral College.” .
Other big companies like Bank of America, Ford or AT&T told Popular Information that they will take recent events into account when deciding on future donations, while some like CVS, Exxon Mobil and Target have said they are re-evaluating their policies.
However, most of the firms consulted preferred not to comment, with 127 of the 144 unanswered questions from the political newsletter, including some such as Comcast / NBCUniversal which donated tens of thousands of dollars in 2020 to lawmakers who objected to the outcome. The election.
For its part, JPMorgan Chase – the largest bank in the country – chose to suspend all its political contributions, from Republicans and Democrats, for a period of six months, after what happened in recent days and due to the ongoing economic and health crisis, according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).
“The interest of business, political and social people at the present time should be to govern and help those who need it most,” said Peter Sher, head of corporate responsibility at the entity, in an interview with the newspaper.