Toyota leads a long list of companies who have donated to Republican lawmakers who objected to the certification of the 2020 election. Toyota leads the list by a substantial margin.
Data compiled by the left-leaning watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington show Toyota gave $55,000 to 37 GOP objectors this year. Toyota gave more than twice as much as the next closest company, Cubic Corp., a defense contractor, and to nearly five times as many Congress members. Included in the list of recipients was Arizona Republican Andy Biggs, who was an organizer of “Stop the Steal” and a vocal conspiracy theorist.
Toyota responded to questions, saying, “We do not believe it is appropriate to judge members of Congress solely based on their votes on the electoral certification…..Based on our thorough review, we decided against giving to some members who, through their statements and actions, undermine the legitimacy of our elections and institutions.”
Read more details about the Citizens For Responsibility and Ethics in Washington report HERE.
By Sunday evening, Toyota was trending on Twitter.