Google Stops Donating to Republicans that Objected to 2020 Elections

Google has announced that it will not donate to members of Congress who voted against certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Google spokesperson José Castañeda told the Hill, “Following that review, the NetPAC board has decided that it will not be making any contributions this cycle to any member of Congress who voted against the certification of the election results.”

The search giant’s announcement follows a host of other leading tech giants, including Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft, who announced last week that they would suspend donations to politicians who voted against certifying Joe Biden’s presidential victory.

Facebook said that it would suspend their contributions for the first quarter of 2021.

Microsoft said it would announce its final decision by February 15 after discussing the matter with its employees.

Other technology companies such as AT&T, and Comcast have also threatened to stop donations to Republicans that raised concerns about potential election fraud during the 2020 elections.

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), who faced enormous criticism from the left and big corporations for his objecting to the certification of the 2020 presidential election, said in a statement Tuesday, that corporate giants and big tech companies had created a “social credit system” to stifle free speech and push their leftist agenda on the country.”

Hawley said:

It will get worse. The tech titans have already booted dozens of conservatives off social media, and if they have their way, half the House Republican conference will be expelled from Congress. The corporate titans seem to believe that the only way to get a democracy to their liking is to eliminate all threats to the Democratic Party’s unified control of government.

And if ever our political organizing were impeded by censorship — say, by the big tech giants — we could build our own platforms.

“But the left and the corporations are challenging all of this now. Your “conservative” social platform isn’t worth much when Amazon can shut it down. Your vote may still be yours, but if your party is denied the means to effectively organize by corporate monopolies, it’s not going to win. Your church, well, you can still attend for now, but go to the wrong church and you may not have a job in a few years,” he added.

Hawley along with one hundred and forty six Republican members of Congress, including eight senators, objected to certifying results of the Electoral College in at least one state. These senators included Tommy Tuberville of Alabama, Rick Scott of Florida, Roger Marshall of Kansas, John Kennedy of Louisiana, Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi, Josh Hawley of Missouri, Ted Cruz of Texas, and Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, according to a report by Popular Information.

 

About Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith is a newcomer to Washington D.C. She met, and married an American journalist and moved to D.C from the U.K. She graduated with a B.A in Graphic, Media and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.

Photo: Denis Chalet/AFP/Getty Images

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