Several large American corporations are restricting their donations to patriotic politicians after storming the Capitol building last week. Ford, Microsoft, Alphabet and Facebook announced on Monday that they will completely stop donating in the near future and that other companies are banning some politicians.
In the United States, it is customary for companies to get support from members of Congress through donations. Facebook did not do that in the first quarter of this year, neither with the Republicans nor with the Democrats. The company says it will review its policy with political contributions.
Companies like Dow Chemical, American Express, and Marriott have cut off cash flow to 139 Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives who last week refused to approve Joe Biden’s election as president. The companies believe that this position is not in line with the values they represent.
Hallmark greeting card company will take back thousands of dollars from Senators Josh Hawley and Roger Marshall for their electoral behavior. Major interest groups for industries such as home builders, breweries, and retailers are also considering reviewing their donations.