Corporations are already breaking their promise to stop funding anti-democratic lawmakers


he attack on the US Capitol in January was a rare unifying political event, at least for a fleeting moment. Republicans and Democrats may have disagreed on the causes and the impact, and continue to do so, but they were united in their condemnation of the assault on American democracy.

The attack was so serious, in fact, that it even provoked a typically neutral and reluctant player to enter the fray: corporate America.

In the aftermath of the storming of the Capitol, more than 60 corporations announced their intention to stop donating to lawmakers who objected to certifying the results of the 2020 election. Those objections, based on falsehoods and lies from then president Donald Trump in his attempt to overturn the results of the election, were seen as a primary cause of the violence on 6 January.

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