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Walmart suspends donations to lawmakers who objected to election

Richard Clough, Bloomberg News on

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Walmart Inc. is halting political donations to the lawmakers who voted against certifying the election results, joining Corporate America’s push to punish politicians who sought to undermine the U.S. election.

“We examine and adjust our political giving strategy at the end of every election cycle, and that review will continue over the coming months,” the company said in an emailed statement. “However, 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 world’s largest retailer becomes one of the most notable corporations to rethink political donations following the deadly unrest on Capitol Hill last week. Companies from JPMorgan Chase & Co. to Coca-Cola Co. to 3M Co. have already said they would suspend some or all giving after Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump challenged the election results, which led a mob to storm the Capitol.

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