Comcast and AT&T suspend donations to Republicans who objected January 6th

AT&T and Comcast have joined other companies who have suspended donations to Republicans who objected to electoral vote certification January 6th.

This comes after the storming of the U.S. capitol from a Pro-Trump mob resulted in chaos and 5 dead.

In a statement, Comcast said “The peaceful transition of power is a foundation of America’s democracy.”

“This year, that transition will take place among some of the most challenging conditions in modern history and against the backdrop of the appalling violence we witnessed at the U.S. Capitol last week,” the statement continues “At this crucial time, our focus needs to be on working together for the good of the entire nation. Consistent with this view, we will suspend all of our political contributions to those elected officials who voted against certification of the electoral college votes, which will give us the opportunity to review our political giving policies and practices.”

AT&T stated “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.”

Per Variety “other companies that will suspend contributions include Marriott International, JP Morgan, Blue Cross Blue Shield, ConocoPhillips, Dow Inc., Facebook, and Citigroup, according to the Wall Street Journal. Amazon, Google and Microsoft also said they would suspend contributions.”