Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon say they have suspended political donations to the 147 Republican members of Congress who voted against certifying Electoral College results, but the companies left the door open for resuming campaign contributions to those lawmakers in the future.
“We will be suspending contributions in 2021 to any member of Congress who voted in favor of objecting to the election results,” a Verizon spokesperson said, according to Light Reading. We asked Verizon if the suspension of donations will last throughout 2021 and will update this article if we get a response.
“The peaceful transition of power is a foundation of America’s democracy,” Comcast said in a statement yesterday. After “the appalling violence” at the US Capitol last week, “our focus needs to be on working together for the good of the entire nation. Consistent with this view, we will suspend all of our political contributions to those elected officials who voted against certification of the Electoral College votes, which will give us the opportunity to review our political giving policies and practices.”