The Walt Disney Company corporation is the latest to announce that it will stop donating to the campaigns of legislators who voted against certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the Electoral College.
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In a statement to various media, a company spokesperson wrote: “The insurrection on our nation’s Capitol was a direct assault on one of the most revered principles of our country: the peaceful transition of power. In the immediate aftermath of that gruesome siege, members of Congress had the opportunity to unite, an opportunity some regrettably refused to seize. “
Last Wednesday, January 6, when Congress was to certify Biden’s victory in the November elections, it became a day of chaos after the assault on the Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.
Disney added that as a result, they will not make contributions in 2021 to lawmakers who voted to reject the Electoral College certification of votes.
Florida legislators who may be affected by this announcement include Senator Rick Scott, who opposed Pennsylvania’s electoral votes. At least eight Republican senators opposed the results from one state.
Florida representatives who objected included Mario Diaz-Balart, Carlos Gimenez and Matt Gaetz.
Maria Elvira Salazar did not vote as she had recently been hospitalized with COVID-19.
Even after the deadly riot last Wednesday, a total of 147 representatives voted to annul the election results.
Several companies including Walmart, Coca-Cola, AT&T and Comcast also announced that they would stop making political contributions to legislators who voted against it.