The United States of America survived an attempted coup last Wednesday. The violent insurrection incited by Don Trump could have killed the Vice President, the Speaker of the House, and hundreds more. Instead, five people died, including a police officer who was beaten to death by the mob (there’s video footage of this murder on Twitter, but I will not point to it).
Naturally, the nation’s corrupt-to-the-core politicians have not eliminated the threat. Thankfully, our business leaders are not nearly so slow, nor as dumb. Twitter and Facebook finally did what they needed to do and took Don’s MAGAphone away.
In related news, Senator Josh Hawley lost his book deal and a whole lot more.
Large Corporations Begin to Cut The Strings
Citigroup confirmed Sunday that it is pausing all federal political donations for the first three months of the year. Others, such as hotel chain Marriott, are stopping donations only to the 147 Republicans who opposed certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s election. This group includes eight US Senators and 139 US Representatives—all of whom must be recalled for their role in the failed coup attempt.
In a memo to employees Friday, Citi’s head of global government affairs, Candi Wolff, said that “we want you to be assured that we will not support candidates who do not respect the rule of law.”
Citi says it is pausing all federal contributions. Boston Scientific, a maker of medical devices, said Sunday that it is doing the same while it reviews its approach to political contributions. The company said it believes in “respecting the integrity of the democratic process, the election outcome and the peaceful transition of power.”
Marriott said Sunday that it is considering “the destructive events at the Capitol to undermine a legitimate and fair election” and will pause political donations to those who voted against Biden’s certification as president-elect.
DC Area Hotels Caught In the Fray
Marriott was smart to move swiftly and distance themselves from the 147 elected officials who do not believe in law and order.
The Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC wasn’t so lucky. Rioters were videoed ‘decompressing’ maskless in the hotel lobby after storming the U.S. Capitol.
In an update on the Line DC website, the property acknowledged that “an altercation had occurred near the hotel property involving Proud Boys and that our guests were involved in the incident.”
Today, more than ever, it’s important to be careful where you stay and to be judicious with your spending. Marriott is making it clear where it stands. The company is pro-American, pro-freedom, and pro-law-and-order.