US businesses cut Republican party donations in wake of riot

Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Marriott International and a major health insurance company confirmed on Sunday that they were rethinking their political donations following the deadly Capitol siege on Wednesday.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), which represents regional insurers that cover about one in three Americans, cited issues with the Republican lawmakers who voted against confirming Joe Biden’s electoral victory that same day.

“In light of this week’s violent, shocking assault on the United States Capitol, and the votes of some members of Congress to subvert the results of November’s election by challenging Electoral College results, BCSBA will suspend contributions to those lawmakers who voted to undermine our democracy,” the company announced.

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