Corporations halt donations to GOP who voted to overturn elections

Birt 11 jan 2021
Some of America's biggest companies are suspending donations to Republican Congress members who objected to the Electoral College's votes.
The growing list of those corporations, including BlueCross BlueShield, Citigroup (C), Commerce Bank and Marriott (MAR), comes after a pro-Trump mob breached the US Capitol last Wednesday to fight against the ceremonial counting of electoral votes that confirmed President-elect Joe Biden's win.
147 Republicans voted against certification of the electoral votes in a joint session of Congress last Wednesday evening. They included Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley, Kansas Sen. Roger Marshall, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville, among hundreds other congress members.
"At the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, we continuously evaluate our political contributions to ensure that those we support share our values and goals," said Kim Keck, BlueCross BlueShield's president and CEO, in a statement. "In light of this week's violent, shocking assault on the United States Capitol, and the votes of some members of Congress to subvert the results of November's election by challenging Electoral College results, BCBSA will suspend contributions to those lawmakers who voted to undermine our democracy."
The health insurance company's BLUEPAC political action committee -- supported only by employee contributions -- donated $246,750 to Republican lawmakers during the 2020 cycle. That included $10,000 to Sen. Tuberville, $1,000 to Sen. Marshall and $500 to Sen. Hawley.
BlueCross BlueShield said it's stopping donations to all 147 Republicans who challenged the Electoral College results.
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  • THEY SHOULD BE EXPELLED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • “Money is the oxygen in American politics” And that is the problem

  • Think of Boeing paying lobbyists to petition Congress to change regulations - THAT ENDED IN PLANE CRASHES KILLING PEOPLE and everyone says they are innocent?.? Do you accept the lie - Congress was just doing their jobs???

  • Tax cuts that hurt the people - do not stimulate business

  • I may be offending a lot of people when I say it is no surprise of those ugly act by those lawmakers because they came from stupid states like MO and TX. What I really should say is people within those states, if you are not proud of what your congressman did, you should vote them out. If these traitors get reelected, it is on you. Because you believed in lies and they represent you. Embarrassement of the country to its finest. Dictators cannot create authoritarianship by themselves. They need help who support them. Only brain-dead people would help them. And be frank, with baseless lies from QAnons and Trump, you are responsible as much as they do if you believe them. Think about it, if Trump really got cheated out of the election, what happens to the evidence? No-evidence lawsuits are basically crying wolves. You have a suttung president trying so hard to win the election that he blame his loss to fraud but could not provide any evidence at all. And you still believe him like his is the ultimate victim. This is the motivation for breaching the capitol. Isn't it simply laughable? "Trial by Combat" came from the lawyer who couldnt get a single judge to accept the case because there was not a single presentable evidence. And you think you are on the right side of the history?

  • More proof that the government is controlled by the corporations

  • WOW 😳, that's a Hell of a comment Money and politics go hand in hand. Damn shame it's not longer government, For the people and by the people. Corruption Pandemic legacy.

  • CNN money make people become bad people but life itself is in God hand Donald Trump held a Bible in his hand but never knew he held God up that day and everything came to a end

  • These folks sold their souls.... but didn't understand the bill would come. The bill just arrived, and they don't take cards, checks or cash. Relax.... nothing you can do now.

  • I would like to know what co,s donated to them so I don't buy they're products. Enough is Enough

  • Yeah well done im Glad the world Is looking at politics Here in America We can thank trump for everything we have to live with until trump Is Jailed for every crime he has been Guilty for

  • Shit happens even lies haha

  • Impeachment

  • That is problem with USA big donors who get bills thru for donations

  • Inflammatory … disingenuous, fraudulent and retaliatory and simply designed to malign-this is what the Republican Party has become. It is a shit-show of idiocy

  • Dumbty Trumpty sat on a wall. Dumbty Trumpty had a great fall. Senator McConnell and all of his men couldn't put Dumbty together again.

  • Got you shoe was on the other foot now

  • I agree with the demand for some of Republicans to resign because they are hypocrites and it is known that a hypocrite is worse than a murderer and they must be punished and if we let them unpunished, they do it again and again just like their boss Trump did. Thank you Thank you

  • I am curious ! How come these senators did not know there was nothing they could have changed once the electoral votes were certified by each state and brought to congress for the celebration of counting the votes only.

  • Now they act... bull shyt 🤨

  • Traitors need to be arrested and jailed.

  • And I'm glad the Lincoln project is going out the Holloway and Ted Cruz I'm sick of racist saying they're sticking up for democracy when only thing they're sticking up for is Trump's racism base.

  • Sure take money and run.

  • Those donations could have gone to employment of more people so that these employees could feed their families. Just like clown-conman trump, people like cruz, hawley and their likes must resign and never be allowed to enter politics again - they did not serve the people who employed them into the government.

  • We will not forget. Law and order.

  • Im a Texan i still question how Ted cruz got elected when beto orourke kicked his ass in all the big cities in Texas

  • Can’t wait until their taxes triple.

  • I be watching corporations that back up traitors. My money will not go to them.

  • Wow so... Trump actually helped get money out of politics lolololololol

  • Give them a month and they will all resume.

  • Donations to pacs and maximum direct amount is legal bribery.

  • Good. Those jackasses deserve it! Now like David below says ...PAY THE EMPLOYEES BETTER AND THAT MEANS ABOVE THE NEW MINIMUM!

  • Cruz and Hawkey gotta go!!!!!

  • What took these companies so long to do this in the first place??? Come on!! The truth has been right in front of us all the entire time but these big huge companies are just now seeing it? Gtfoh!

  • Josh Hawley’s once bright career was tarnished with the storming of the capitol building by militant seditionists encouraged and incited by Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election. Hawley embraced those lies at a time of crisis, and gave them credibility when they had none. Hawley chose to serve his own crass political ambitions and helped plunge the nation into turmoil. Look no further than this for an example of poor leadership in the service of self. Missouri deserves better. The country deserves better. Mr Hawley should resign!

  • Goodbye GOP.

  • I think we should all thank and reward all of the businesses that have backed away from their political donations to any and all of the GOP politicians who voted to turn over election by objecting to accept certifications of electoral votes!! Shame on those politicians and kudos to those companies who pulled their donations.

  • Lock them up.. 🔐 them up.. Lock them up.. They are not all good people??

  • The 147 Republicans Who Voted to Overturn Election Results..that's what you call the Communist party they should all be locked up for treason!!!!we the people are not going to forget when it time for election!!!!👀

  • PLEASE get them out for goods ASAP.they are not GOOD for our COUNTRY'S.

  • I really want to see Ted Cruz in tears.he caused this 💩💩💩

  • Geez no more bribing politicians for favours, and to help them get elected. That would go against what makes the US work, Greed must be preserved at all costs! The alternative is a population that begins to embrace critical thinking, reason and common sense, You know like all the happiest most evolved country's on the planet like Sweden, Denmark, Canada. Countrys that have no riots, little racism, bigotry, corruption, And have a very high standard of education, with little emphasis on Greed as a driving factor. Ha good luck with that !

  • These politicians are BOUGHT let’s call it what it is folks. Our government and our corporations are corrupt and the stench is overwhelming

  • A six month halt is barely a start it needs to be PERMANENT!

  • glad to hear these words from Mr Flake.....good to see someone in the Republican party has some integrity/honour left..

  • Senators Holly and Cruz need to be ejected NOW if they do not have the honor to resign in fact ALL who refused to honor the votes of the American people and the state vote certification need to be ousted

  • Why would public Servants need financial backing anyway- Gop's who VOTED Against AMERICA 🇺🇸 needs to GET THEIR paycheck From someplace Else 👀 the Constitution clearly says is against the law

  • In the meantime: 'Dead votes for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are now 415,894' Mr. Trump, Mr. Pence, miss McEnany, you have knowingly left children, mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters to their own devices and sent them to death. How many people, who work hard to save someone else, die? There are 2.5 million children who have tested positive. Trump, Pence, and McEnany you are so blinded by thirst for power. This is so sick.

  • Backpedal if coup had worked he'd be praising the"patriots".I find it hard to trust either face that he's shown.

  • They both need to be charged and removed from office. Especially Hawley.

  • Yes immediately

  • Hit them in pocket they fell that but being and loving humanity is more inline with god

  • Liz you gram is an en bad guy

  • That’s wonderful

  • This is something that should be abolished. Corporations should no longer be able to do this anymore

  • *Stop Covid virus from China and Stop authoritarian Communist China from taking over United States of America* 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 *Pompeo 2024* 🇺🇸

  • Lol. Josh Hawley in his ignorance to himself selling his soul to tRump need to be fired. bastard. Fire Hawley. Missouri do your job.

  • Now you have a minority Good and a Trumpian party. Lol. Banckruptism. 😂

  • The GOP did not ignore, 45 warning, they enhanced his theatrical bull, they let people see what the GOP is all about, stupidity , chaos , cheating, undermining the government, WE the people.

  • I am very honored, President Biden and Vice President Harris, you two are the best, do the job that you elected to do, I thank you.

  • Cruz, Hawley, Brook, Lauren, Kevin , Greene, Blackburn , All companies who gave money to their campaigns , need to boycott every last one of their businesses, the GOP is a joke, still up there old tricks, voter suppression, still trying to put there foot's on people necks.

  • I AM A OLD LADY AND I AM NOT CRAZY AND. NOR A I GULLIBLE AND. THAT'S THE ONLY WAY TO GET RICH. PEOPLE ATTENTION IS TO TAKE AWAY THERE MONEY AND. THANK GOD FOR THE EMPLOYEES WHO SPOKE TO THERE C.E.O.'S AND.THANK THE C. E.O'S FOR TAKEN ACTION AND. THESE EMPLOYEES R VERY SMART. THESE REPUBLICANS NEEDS TO GET RID OF. THE DEAD WEIGHT THAT'S PREVENTING THEM. FROM MOVEN UP N THE RANKS N POLITICS AND. I AM HOPING AND PRAYING THAT THE. DEMOCRATS AND THE REPUBLICANS WORK TOGETHER AND. WORK WITH THE PRESIDENT AND THE VICE PRESIDENT. TO GET SOMETHING ACCOMPLISHED IN BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE TO TRY. TO MAKE BETTER FOR THEM AND THE NEXT GENERATION AND THE GRANDCHILDREN AND ETC.

  • NO ! Money is worth more than oxygen in the USA ! Therefore a lot of citizens do not believe in global warming and are shamelessly burning fossil energy without the slightest consideration , provoking pollution and climate change and more and more CO 2 in the atmosphere !

  • How can Kamala Harris become VP of USA, When she went on NATIONAL TV promoting violence and Rioters and asked the Public to Donate to get Rioters out of Jail.

  • They are brave and doing their job for US senators....

  • The conservatives also vote with their money. Let's see what the bottom line does in the next few months for these: Apple, Airbnb, AT&T, Bed bath & Beyond, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Citibank, Citigroup, Commerce Bank, Deutsche Bank, Dow, Facebook, Google, Instagram, Kohl's, Marriott, PayPal, SalesForce, Stripe, Twitter, youtube.

  • Trump has signed the documents pardoning himself, Ivanka, his two children and Rudi and the documents are not being made public.

  • They need to Rrsign and if not they need to fire them

  • Some of us have had enough with companies thinking they are more important than voters.

  • YOUR NOT ABOVE THE LAW! NOW YOU WILL PAY!!

  • It is so refreshing to see corporations stopping their business dealings with the Trump name! I doubt Trump has the brains to understand how his lack of leadership and being. unfit as the prersident are the cause of his downfall! Puts a. smile on my face.

  • It's about fing time the media reported on the biggest problem in America. Campaign finance violations! Too bad they only do their jobs when their corporate overlords say it's okay

  • Breaks my heart that corporations are putting a temporary stop to buying politicians waj

  • The Sanders campaign did it ,get citizens united out of politics if you want the people to trust government again.

  • Frist and For Most, No !, Corporation should be contributing to a Legislator in Office, as a Corporated Contribution.

  • Hawley and Cruz are just plain EVIL

  • Do you supposed intelligent lawyers can just overturn the result of the election, the will of the people and leaved Trumpas president,what are you thinking!!

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield was supporting Lex Luthor!! Now that I no I'm going to tell everybody I do know to walk away from Blue Cross and Blue Shield. You just made your Bed so lying in it.😎

  • Any corporation that gives money to Republicans. We should stop buying from those people. they are the traitors!

  • Oh, it’s just a facade!!! Wait until the news outlets minimize talking about Jan. 6th and they all will be back in the pockets of politicians. I, for one believe that it should be against the law for Big Corporates being to pay for votes.

  • Chump...just like crapping in your own bed......mmmmm warm......for a minute...........

  • America is America because of its 'Business 1st' Views... Business EVEN Before PEOPLE!! DjamesW.

  • Trump tried to destroy these people. He was NOT fit to be President. They saw it but did nothing about it. Blood is on all those that agree with Trump lies. God is going to fix them just watch

  • The corporate boycott will only last for a few days before they are back into bed with these slime-ball, Republican traitors sucking up for more tax breaks.

  • Dream on

  • CNN

  • That's right

  • the riot should have been to get him out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • All- 126-140, Republicans VIOLATED-THEIR OATH of OFFICE- BEFORE and AFTER the FACTS👁️-5 PEOPLE Died in the commission of a CRIME 👁️

  • I'm glad the Political donations are drying up for Cruz and Hawley and All the Crooked Rep Senators who still go along with the Lies the Election was rigged the gravy train is drying up.

  • Racist American in its glory. Hawley, Cruz and others went against the will of the people and American democracy, turned against the country for trump. They should resign at the very least! ÷(

  • Treasonous and fascism isn’t good for business!

  • I doubt if cruz and hawley Will resign there loyalty to there country End when there loyalty to TRUMPEE begins..and for this people who contribute to this politicians in there minds you are just virus

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  • Good choke these nasty and dangerous politicians...

  • "Money is the oxygen of politics"?!? Obviously.THAT is the problem! Get rid of Citizens United. Oh right, that isn't going to happen because that same money funded the election of a fascist Supreme Court (thanks to the help that those same dollars bought from Mitch - only Republicans get to choose Justices - McConnell). Screw the lot of you. This was the obvious and predictable result of the last 12 years.

  • Very good first step!! This is the way to make change effectively! The Republicans are facing a whole New world tying their horse to Trump's carriage. Money decides who wins elections and who loses, make no mistake. It's not right but it's the reality of politics. Now you will see a swift pivot away from TRUMPISM!!

  • Why aren't any of the polls being done support what he's saying?

  • Why are ppl so passive?

  • “Ted Cruz is a disgrace to America’s Constitution & the people of Texas & the citizens of Texas who elected Ted Cruz... Cruz’s lies & agreement that continues to promote sedition is an act of treason & must be seen as nothing else... P.O.W. M.I.A. Never Forget