The fallout from last week’s storming of the U.S. Capitol and the refusal by 147 Republican members of Congress to certify election results now includes a loss of campaign money. Some big businesses – long supporters of both Republicans and Democrats – say they will now take a pause when it comes to giving money to politicians who voted against certifying the Electoral College results.
Tech expert Omar Gallaga says tech companies are among those pulling back their donations. He told Texas Standard companies ranging from Amazon and Walmart, to Disney and Marriott say their corporate PACs won’t be giving money to members of Congress who voted against certifying election results. Texas-based AT&T also paused donations.
“Hallmark went as far as to ask for campaign donations back from [Missouri Sen.] Josh Hawley,” Gallaga said.
Hawley, along with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, have led the effort to stop certification of Joe Biden’s election.
What you’ll hear in this segment:
– How legacy tech companies and startups say they will alter their campaign spending
– Which companies are pausing all donations, and which ones are focusing on those who didn’t support certification
– How much money corporate PACs have given lawmakers