- Some corporations pledged not to fund officials who voted against certifying election results.
- Six months after the Capitol riot, dozens have made donations to PACs, the AP reported.
- Some companies said PACs assured them the funds won’t go to officials that objected.
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Following the January 6 Capitol riots, dozens of large companies pledged not to fund the 147 lawmakers who objected to certifying President Joe Biden’s election win but have since fallen short on that promise, the Associated Press reported.
The GOP lawmakers objected to certifying the vote on false claims made by former President Donald Trump.
Supporters of Trump breached the US Capitol and clashed with law enforcement on January 6 following repeated claims by the former president and his allies that the election was stolen. The riot resulted in the deaths of five people, including a police officer.
Walmart, Pfizer, Intel, General Electric, and AT&T were some of the companies that said they wouldn’t donate to lawmakers who opposed certification but have since donated thousands to political action committees that support them.