Walmart halts political donations to lawmakers who voted against Biden win – The Washington Post

“In light of last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol, Walmart’s political action committee is indefinitely suspending contributions to those members of Congress who voted against the lawful certification of state electoral college votes,” the company said in a statement Tuesday.

On Monday evening Northrop Grumman became the first defense manufacturer to halt all donations from its political action committee, joining a growing corporate backlash against the Capitol violence Wednesday. Several other large government contractors, including Raytheon Technologies and BAE Systems, later followed suit.

In the days since Trump supporters temporarily halted the certification of Biden’s election win in attacks that left a police officer and four others dead, many well-known brands have rebuked the president and members of Congress seen as enabling him.

AT&T, Marriott, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and American Express were among many that said they would withhold donations from their political action committees to lawmakers who voted against certifying Biden’s win. Others — including Google, Microsoft and BlackRock — said they were halting all political donations from their PACs.

Walmart’s PAC last year donated $1.2 million, split evenly between Democrats and Republicans, though its contributions in previous election cycles have typically skewed Republican. The Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer said in a statement that it
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