In the wake of the Capitol riot, many corporate PACs announced that they would “pause” donations to Republican lawmakers who voted to contest the results of the 2020 election, suggesting that these lawmakers were in league with the rioters even though they loudly condemned the riot. A leftist mob has demanded the blacklisting of all Republicans who contested the election, as if Democrats had not contested the election 4 years before or suggested that there should be “uprisings all over the country” in 2020.
Toyota appeared to be one of the last bastions of sanity on the issue. The left-leaning Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) raised the alarm about Toyota because the company’s PAC had given $55,000 to 37 Republicans who objected to the certification of Electoral College results on January 6.
“We do not believe it is appropriate to judge members of Congress solely based on their votes on the electoral certification,” a Toyota spokesperson told Axios late last month.
Even then, Toyota claimed it had excluded some — likely Republican — members of congress because they had “undermined the legitimacy of elections.” “Based on our thorough review, we decided against giving to some members who, through their statements and actions, undermine the legitimacy of our elections and institutions,” the spokesperson added.
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