Corporations fund Republicans claiming that the deadly Jan 6 insurrection was legitimate discourse.
"Many corporations publicly condemned the Jan 6 insurrection and those lawmakers who voted against certification, and some pledged to no longer donate to their campaigns. But as time has passed, the condemnation from corporate America over January 6 and the Big Lie appears to be abating. Some of the corporations that pledged to stop funding the members who objected to certifying the election are quietly finding ways to give again.
Americans have not forgotten the promises that corporations made. If they go back on their word, these corporations owe their customers, shareholders and employees an explanation why they have compromised their values." (Accountable). Follow the money, hypocrisy and violence with this map.
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- Link to database of over 700 people charged related to Jan 6 insurrection
- Corporate sponsored insurrection in pictures
Boeing: "We continuously assess our political action committee contributions to ensure that Boeing supports those who reflect our company’s values. Boeing strongly condemns the violence, lawlessness and destruction that took place in the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Given the current environment, we are not making political contributions at this time. We will continue to carefully evaluate future contributions to ensure that we support those who not only support our company, but also uphold our country’s most fundamental principles."
Boeing has donated at least $28,500 to three of the eight Senators since 2019. On January 7, following the riots, Boeing CEO David Calhoun stated that “the vote of the people and the peaceful transition of government are core to our democracy....In the spirit of bipartisanship, we encourage [elected officials] to work with President-elect Biden to unify our nation.” - Popular Information
The "Sedition Caucus" is the Republican members of the 117th United States Congress who voted against the certification of Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential election. The vote occurred hours after rioters supporting incumbent president Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building to disrupt the vote. The term implies that members of Congress who voted to object are in favor of or guilty of sedition, and had a direct or indirect role in the Capitol storming. It includes the Republican senators who voted against the second impeachment of Donald Trump. - Wikipedia
"FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT SECTION 3. No Person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof." - The Sedition Caucus
“Mr. President, it looks like you likely lost the state of Georgia. We’re investigating. There’s always a possibility. I get it, and you have the rights to go through the courts. What you don’t have the ability to do, and you need to step up and say this, is stop inspiring people to commit potential acts of violence. Someone’s going to get hurt. Someone’s going to get shot. Someone’s going to get killed.”Gabriel Sterling, Republican Georgia election official, press conference Dec 1, 2020" - The Sedition Caucus
TakeAway: Hold corporate CEOs accountable when they put profits over democracy and the rule of law that allows them to thrive.
Corporate sponsored insurrection in pictures
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