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Sat Feb 13, 2021, 03:43 PM

Corporations continued donations to Sen. Hawley long after they should have known better

Large companies, such as FedEx, donated to Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) after he cheered on violent marches organized by white supremacists to dispute the 2020 election. Many of the same corporations that gave money to Hawley, as he was adding fuel to the extremism fire, have since publicly claimed to be reevaluating political campaign giving.

Government watchdog Accountable.US compiled recent data around this into a series of reports.

“It was hard to miss Senator Hawley’s cynical ploy to endear himself with Trump’s base by promoting dangerous lies about election fraud that culminated in the deadly events of January 6th,” says Kyle Herrig, President of Accountable.US. “Hawley made sure of that on every possible medium, and the major corporate players that saw fit to reward Hawley’s dangerous and duplicitous behavior with financial support cannot now ‘play dumb’. Their CEOs owe an explanation to their shareholders and the public about what values they really support.”

So what’s in that report?

FedEx, Wells Fargo, The American Sugar Cane League, Microsoft, and H&R Block gave Hawley $12,000 between December 9th and 30th, leading up to the day he would become the first senator to announce he would object to electoral college certification of the 2020 presidential election results.

Read more: https://www.thepitchkc.com/corporations-continued-donations-to-sen-hawley-long-after-they-should-have-known-better/

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SharonClark Feb 2021 #1

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Sat Feb 13, 2021, 03:48 PM

1. For the most part Corporations don't care

about unethical behavior or criminality.

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