We all know that Trump is a pain in the ass of American society and then there are his cronies in Congress……the very voices of the Trump insurrection. Ever wonder just who is funding these toads and destroyers of the republic we say we love?
If you have ever wondered then the old Professor can help you understand.
In the month of June, as the House January 6 committee revealed alarming new details on former President Donald Trump’s coup attempt, corporate trade groups and Fortune 500 companies donated more than $819,000 to the Republican members of Congress who voted against certifying the 2020 election results.
That’s according to a new analysis provided to Common Dreams by the watchdog organization Accountable.US, which has been tracking corporate contributions to the so-called “Sedition Caucus”—the group of 147 Republican lawmakers who, just hours after the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, voted to overturn the 2020 election in an attempt to help Trump maintain his grip on power.
Accountable.US shows that since January 6, 2021, corporate trade organizations and the political action committees of top individual companies have donated a total of $21.5 million to Sedition Caucus members including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
Those three lawmakers are among the 23 GOP members of Congress set to join Trump this week at the America First Policy Institute Agenda Summit, an event led by a think tank aligned with the former president. Trump is slated Tuesday to deliver the keynote address at the Washington, D.C. summit, which has been billed as an effort to outline a right-wing agenda as the former president gears up for another run.
McCarthy and Scalise have been the top recipients of corporate donations since January 2021, bringing in $701,000 and $617,500 respectively from corporate interests, some of which made a show of condemning the January 6 attack and voicing support for the democratic process.
I read the list and will not use any product or service that these traitorous companies offer…..I may a small voice and may not make much difference but I will not let my money be part of the crap that Trump and his slugs spread.
You do what you think is right….just remember your country deserves better from its elected officials and the companies that depend on the nation for their protection.
If you are interested in where and who donates to Congresws then I have a site for you…..
Shedding light on the Fortune 500 corporations and big corporate lobbyists funding the 2020 Election objectors since January 2021—including those that broke their promises not to donate to their campaigns.
The choice is yours.
I Read, I Write, You Know
“lego ergo scribo”
2 thoughts on “Closing Thought–01Aug22”
I say it all the time, and you have confirmed it yet again.
“Follow the money”.
That NEVER fails.
Best wishes, Pete.
NEVER fails……we have the best money can buy. chuq