New Report Shows Corporate PAC Donations Kept Flowing to Lawmakers Who Voted Against Election Certification AFTER the Capitol Riot
Washington, D.C. — Amid this morning’s panel by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, government watchdog Accountable.US released a new report revealing that contributions from the top 25 PACs that gave to lawmakers who voted against certifying the results of the 2020 Election totaled $1.5 million in the second quarter — contributions made after they cast their votes and the deadly Capitol riot.
Despite public outcry after the Capitol riot, many businesses and PACs have quietly resumed their donations in the months since the event, hoping the public won’t take notice.
“The violent assault on the Capitol and attempt to reject the results of a free and fair election will forever be etched in the public conscience, but many corporations were disturbingly quick to forgive and forget,” said Kyle Herrig, president of Accountable.US. “If these corporations truly value democracy, how can they possibly justify massive donations to the Sedition Caucus from their affiliated PACs? Supporting those who perpetuate the Big Lie and encourage insurrection sends a disturbing message to their customers, shareholders, and employees that they value holding political influence above all else, democracy be damned.”
Among the contributing PACs are Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, and the National Association of Realtors. Duke Energy and Boeing are also among the top donors, despite these companies’ public declarations in January aimed at their customers and shareholders that they would pause all political donations for a period of time — including those to members that voted against certifying the election.
Read the group’s full report here.
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