At this time, we have decided to stop contributing to those Members of Congress who contested the certification of certain states in the 2020 election. — Toyota
At this time, we have decided to stop contributing to those Members of Congress who contested the certification of certain states in the 2020 election. — Toyota
Toyota said it would stop donating to Republicans who voted against Biden's certification, having given tens of thousands of dollars since the Capitol riots
  • Toyota said it would stop donating to Republicans who had objected to Joe Biden's certification.
  • The automaker's PAC had given tens of thousands of dollars to these lawmakers since January.
  • In an ad this week, the Lincoln Project targeted Toyota for donating to the objectors.
Toyota said Thursday it would stop donating to Republicans who objected to Joe Biden's certification as president, after the automaker came under fire from watchdogs and activists for giving tens of thousands of dollars to these lawmakers.

The company was the target of an advert from anti-Donald Trump campaign group the Lincoln Project on Thursday, which said that the automaker had given "more money than any company to the seditious politicians who voted to overturn the 2020 election result."

The Lincoln Project shared a statement from Toyota after the ad's publication, which said that its PAC's decision to donate to the objectors had "troubled some stakeholders."

"At this time, we have decided to stop contributing to those Members of Congress who contested the certification of certain states in the 2020 election," its statement read.

The left-leaning watchdog Citizens for Ethics said in July that Toyota's PAC had donated $56,000 total to 38 GOP objectors since January, making it the biggest donor to the individual objectors and their leadership PACs — while Popular Information said that the company's PAC has donated $62,000 to 40 lawmakers.

... The vast majority of corporations who pledged to stop funding these GOP lawmakers have stayed true to their word. Some companies who made vaguer promises about assessing PAC criteria have restarted donations, while others gave money instead to various Republican committees that, in turn, fund these lawmakers.
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