The results of the review: “As a result of our review, the FBPAC Board has decided to resume contributions, but not to any members of Congress who voted against certifying the 2020 election following the events at the Capitol on January 6,” said Facebook Public Policy Director Brian Rice in an internal message to employees, first reported by BuzzFeed News. “While a contribution to a candidate for office does not mean that we agree with every policy or position that a candidate may espouse, we believe this decision is appropriate given the unprecedented events in January.”
Google in January also decided it would not give contributions to any member of Congress who voted against certifying President Joe Biden’s victory.
Pressure incoming: GOP lawmakers have already been revolting against corporate America over companies’ decisions to pull back contributions from the eight senators and 139 House members who voted against certifying the election. It’s a fight that is likely to persist as more companies announce their ultimate decisions following reviews during the first quarter.