[New York / Washington, 12th Reuters]–Wal-Mart, a major US retailer, announced on the 12th that it will suspend donations to lawmakers who opposed Mr. Biden’s presidential election victory indefinitely.
“(Our) Political Action Committee has made no contributions to lawmakers who opposed the legal recognition of the state’s electoral college votes,” Walmart said in light of the issue of President Trump’s supporters breaking into the Federal Capitol. It will stop by the deadline. “
So far, several major companies such as AT & T, Amazon.com, and Mastercard have announced similar measures.
General Motors (GM) announced on the 12th that it will suspend all political contributions due to the invasion of parliament. JPMorgan Chase, Alphabet’s Google and Union Pacific have also decided to suspend donations to all lawmakers, not just those who opposed Mr. Biden’s presidential election victory.
Supporters of President Trump rushed into the Capitol last week as the US Congress aggregated electoral votes to certify the results of the presidential election. Five people, including one police officer, died in the turmoil. In the subsequent accreditation process, 147 Republicans in both the House and Senate challenged the results of the presidential election in Pennsylvania or Arizona.