In what many termed an example of duty to country, major companies announced a halt to donations, particularly to the Grand Old Party (GOP), following the January 6, 2021 insurrection. However many of these companies are now sidestepping their self-imposed bans on political donations. This article is from The Hill by Alex Gangitano:
Major corporations are finding ways to sidestep their pledges from January to withhold campaign contributions for GOP lawmakers who objected to the 2020 presidential election results.
Dozens of companies said after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol that they would stop donating to the 147 Republicans who voted to overturn the results, but recent financial disclosures show some are now making direct contributions to the House and Senate GOP campaign arms that dole out funds to those same lawmakers.
Tech giant Intel Corp., for example, contributed $15,000 from its political action committee (PAC) to the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) last month.