New York: Republicans in the US Congress are facing the music after corporates said they would cut off campaign contribution to those members who voted last week to challenge President-elect Joe Biden's victory, the Reuters reported.
Amazon, General Electric, Dow, AT&T, American Express, Airbnb, Cisco systems and Best Buy Co, among others have warned of slashing fundraising resources for the members who will soon leave the house.
In a worst instance, greeting-card giant Hallmark Company had reportedly demanded the GOP senators Josh Hawley and Roger Marshall to return its contributions.
The corporates' move is a sign that they are rearranging their strategy as there is an outpour of outrage after the outgoing President Donald Trump's supporters rioted and breached the Capitol last week in a last-ditch effort to prevent Congress from ratifying Biden's victory.
"We have suspended all support for officials who have impeded the peaceful transfer of power," Commerce Bank was quoted by Bloomberg as saying.
Tech giant Dell said that it will suspend all contributions to members of Congress whose statements and activities during the post-election period are not in line with Dell's principles," Popular Information reported.
UPDATE: In a statement to https://t.co/Gl6evXRDcZ, @Dell says it will "suspend all contributions to members of Congress whose statements and activities during the post-election period are not in line with Dell's principles."— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) January 12, 2021
At least five people died in last week's riot, which also forced legislators to go hiding for several hours.
147 Republicans in the Congress had voted to challenge Biden's victory in two states, despite the states formally certifying the results.