Republican lawmakers who voted last year to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election received over $8 million in campaign donations from corporations and trade groups — even after the deadly January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. That’s according to data compiled by the watchdog group Accountable. The report focuses on 20 Fortune 500 companies and 10 industry groups — including Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Merck and Pfizer — that continued funneling money to GOP lawmakers even after the violent riot and unfounded claims of fraud in the 2020 election.
In a statement, Accountable said, “Major corporations were quick to condemn the insurrection and tout their support for democracy—and almost as quickly, many ditched those purported values by cutting big checks to the very politicians that helped instigate the failed coup attempt.”
This comes as over 200 vigils are scheduled to take place across U.S. cities and towns Thursday to mark the first anniversary of the January 6 attack on the Capitol.