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Several companies will suspend support for Republicans opposed to confirming Biden – Latest News, Breaking News, Top News Headlines – CVBJ

Three large US companies, including the well-known Marriott hotel chain, are suspending their donations to Republican lawmakers who tried to stop Joe Biden’s confirmation as the next president.

The three communicated their decision to the Public Information digital newsletter, which contacted 144 companies that have donated to one of the eight senators who opposed the appointment of Biden for alleged electoral fraud on the same day as those complaints, repeated without evidence by Donald Trump, led supporters of the outgoing president to storm the Capitol.

Marriott, the medical insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield and the banking group Commerce Bancshares assured that they will suspend their donations to those politicians, according to information published this Sunday by Public Information.

A Marriott spokesman told the outlet that the decision takes into account “the destructive events on Capitol Hill to undermine a legitimate and fair election.”

Meanwhile, the CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield, Kim Keck, pointed out that her company is going to suspend any financial support to the 147 Republican legislators who voted to “subvert the results of the November elections by objecting to the results of the Electoral College.” .

Other large companies such as Bank of America, Ford or AT&T told Popular Information that they will take recent events into account when deciding future donations, while some such as CVS, Exxon Mobil and Target said they were re-evaluating their policies.

Most of the companies consulted, however, preferred not to comment, with 127 of the 144 unanswered questions from the political bulletin, including some like Comcast / NBCUniversal that donated tens of thousands of dollars in 2020 to legislators who objected to the electoral results.

For its part, JPMorgan Chase – the largest bank in the country – has chosen to stop all its political contributions, both to Republicans and Democrats, for six months, after what happened in recent days and due to the ongoing economic and health crisis, according to reported The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

“The attention of business, political and social leaders should be right now to govern and help those who desperately need it,” said Peter Scher, the entity’s head of corporate responsibility, in an interview with the newspaper.

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