AT&T has joined a growing list of companies distancing themselves from Republicans who voted to challenge the electoral vote count of President-elect Joe Biden, some of which challenges occurred even after the storming of the White House by Trump supporters branding the election a fraud.
It was actually the employees who made the decision about who should not be getting their PAC money.
“Employees on our Federal PAC Board convened a call today and decided to suspend contributions to members of Congress who voted to object to the certification of Electoral College votes last week," said an AT&T spokesperson.
There were reports earlier in the day that JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Marriott were all "pausing" their contributions to those Republicans.
"We applaud AT&T for taking this step," said Sonja Spoo, director of reproductive rights campaigns at UltraViolet, "but AT&T needs to do more including pledging to never give to these members of Congress again, withholding further funds from the Republican party until seditious members are expelled from Congress or resign, and rescinding donations to the members who they have already given to who took part in the insurrection."
Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.
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