Throughout the weekend numerous multinational corporations have announced the suspension of political contributions either in total or to Republicans who voted to object to certification of Electoral College votes. Among the least surprising is Marriott International, which has been a China apologist since the beginning of the Wuhan flu pandemic.
According to Business Insider, a Marriott spokesperson said in an email:
“We have taken the destructive events at the Capitol to undermine a legitimate and fair election into consideration and will be pausing political giving from our Political Action Committee to those who voted against certification of the election.”
That’s quite a judgment call, that protesters sought to “undermine a legitimate and fair election.” Perhaps, like certain MSM anchors, they believe the protesters to all be of modest or little means and not their type of customer anyway. We’re sure the market will speak on that assumption.
So, which lawmakers will this affect? Jemima McEvoy at Forbes reported that:
Marriott’s PAC donated $1,000 to the campaign of Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) during the 2020 cycle and another $1,000 to Hawley’s leadership PAC, but the company told Forbes it will “pause” donations to those who voted against certification, including House members.
Interestingly, but not surprisingly, the announcement from Marriott and other companies came after they were surveyed by Popular Information, a newsletter run by Judd Legum, founder of uber-liberal Think Progress. According to Forbes:
Popular Information surveyed 144 corporations that had, through their corporate PACs, donated to one or more of the eight senators who opposed the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s win.
In other words, these corporations were called on the carpet by Legum’s people, after seeing what happened to Parler, and were told, “Nice company, there. It’d be a shame if something happened to it.”
As we reported throughout 2020, despite Marriott founder J. Willard Marriott’s conservative, pro-America reputation, current CEO Arne Sorenson seems to prefer Beijing to the US of A, believing that’s where his company will cash in during the next few years and showing no qualms in bowing to the CCP’s demands, so it’s not surprising that unlike companies such as JP Morgan and Citibank, the hotel giant is focusing its ire on Republican lawmakers instead of simply suspending all political contributions for the next few months.
The targeting of Republican legislators who simply used avenues permitted by the US Code to address legitimate questions about election fraud and integrity is unacceptable. If they’re simply using their “freedom” in choosing which representatives to support/oppose, American patriots should do the same in choosing which corporations to support/oppose.