March 2, 2021

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The Companies Cutting Ties With Trump

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AT&T, Amazon, Comcast, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Ford, Best Buy and Marriott International, Walmart, Airbnb, Dow and Walt Disney Co. said their political action committees had suspended all contributions to any member of Congress who voted against the certification of the presidential election results. Disney called the siege at the Capitol a “direct assault on one of our country’s most revered tenets: the peaceful transition of power.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s largest business lobbying group, condemned Mr. Trump’s conduct that led to the siege of the Capitol and said that lawmakers who backed his efforts to discredit the election would no longer receive the organization’s financial backing.

The political action committee for the greeting card company Hallmark Cards has asked two Republican senators — Mr. Hawley and Roger Marshall of Kansas, both of whom voted to overturn election results — to return all of the committee’s campaign contributions. Representatives of the senators did not respond to requests for comment.

American Airlines, BP, ConocoPhillips, UPS, General Motors and the Coca-Cola Company said they would pause all of their political donations.

“These events will long be remembered and will factor into our future contribution decisions,” Coca-Cola said in a statement.

Hilton, which had already suspended its political contributions because of the impact of the pandemic, said that, because of the Capitol Hill violence, it would suspend its PAC indefinitely. “We commit to any future donations being shared equally across the major parties and only after careful assessment of the recipient’s voting record,” a spokesman said.

FedEx, CVS Heath, Delta and Exxon Mobil said they would review their future political contributions.

Two institutions announced that they had rescinded the honorary degrees they had previously awarded to Mr. Trump, and another said it had stripped Mr. Giuliani of an honorary degree.

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