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Some Corporations Halt Donations to Republicans Who Voted Against Certifying Biden’s Win

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Some Corporations Halt Donations to Republicans Who Voted Against Certifying Biden’s Win

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A host of American corporations have announced that they are halting donations to Republican members of Congress who on Jan. 6 objected to certifying the Electoral College votes cast for President-elect Joe Biden. During a joint session of Congress last Wednesday, a total of 147 Republicans voted against certifying the electoral votes in two states, Arizona and Pennsylvania. The same day saw a massive pro-Trump rally, after which some people violently breached the U.S. Capitol, prompting some companies to issue statements of condemnation. American Express CEO Stephen Squeri issued a statement on Jan. 6, saying, “Like many of you, I watched with profound sadness, anger, and disgust at the violence and lawlessness that took place earlier today at the U.S. Capitol building. These actions were dangerous and anti-American.” In a follow-on statement on Jan. 11, Squeri said the American Express political action committee, which previously made contributions to 22 of …

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