Toyota is the latest company to back away because of the cancel culture crowd. They have announced that will no longer contribute to Republicans who voted against the certification of the 2020 election.
These companies feel comforted to go against Republicans now that the Democrats are in power but next year that will all change when Republicans take over both houses of Congress.
Then what? Biden could certainly veto anything those corporations they don’t like but can’t get the new legislation they need.
The Japanese automaker announced on Thursday when just two weeks ago they defended those very same contributions. They were threatened by the neo-liberals, The Lincoln Project.
Now, Toyota says that their shareholders were unhappy with the donations and they will halt them immediately.
They will continue to contribute to Democrats. They will also have to pay homage to the Lincoln Project.
The statement from Toyota:
Toyota is committed to supporting and promoting actions that further our democracy. Our company has long-standing relationships with Members of Congress across the political spectrum, especially those representing our U.S. operations. Our bipartisan PAC equally supports Democrats and Republicans running for Congress. In fact, in 2021, the vast majority of the contributions went to Democrats and Republicans who supported the certification of the 2020 election. We understand that the PAC decision to support select Members of Congress who contested the results troubled some stakeholders. We are actively listening to our stakeholders and, 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.
The Lincoln Project also criticized the cable company Comcast for refusing to air their advertisement and “opting instead to shield corporate advertisers,” the group said in a tweet. Comcast owns NBCUniversal, the parent company of NBC News. A representative for Comcast did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Toyota had previously defended their donations, saying the contributions were “based on their position on issues that are important to the auto industry and the company.”
“We do not believe it is appropriate to judge members of Congress solely based on their votes on the electoral certification. 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,” a company spokesperson said previously.