If there’s going to be anything that turns the Republican Party away from Donald Trump and forces it to abandon its effort to reignite a civil war, it’s the growing abandonment of their big donors. In all sectors—health care, financial services, hospitality, retail—major corporations are cutting off the Republicans they previously supported, specifically the 147 House and Senate Republicans who voted to overturn the presidential election.
Facebook, Google, BlackRock, Marriott, and Dow were among the largest and first companies to announce they were either suspending donations to those lawmakers for this cycle, or cutting them off completely. Marriott, the largest hotel chain in the world, said it was suspending donations to the 147 because of “the destructive events at the Capitol to undermine a legitimate and fair election.” The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association—knowing what the current Democratic Congress might very well have in store for them—is also going to end contributions “to those lawmakers who voted to undermine our democracy.” That includes, by the way, House Republican leadership Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise.
American Express sent a memo to its employees Monday, informing them it was stopping donations to Republicans who voted “to subvert the presidential election results and disrupt the peaceful transition of power.” Independent journalist and progressive activist Judd Legum, who has been an invaluable resource in following corporate sponsorship of the radical Republicans, confirmed that American Express is cutting all 147 Republicans off permanently. They will never again donate to them. Dow Chemical, whose PAC has donated $1.4 million to Republicans since 2014, has halted donations to the 147 insurrectionists, at least for this cycle.Daily Kos Corporate America is moving fast to isolate, defund insurrectionist Republicans