Boeing, other companies still donating to ‘Sedition Caucus’

It’s been one year since the frightening and shameful Jan. 6 insurrection in Washington, D.C. Appropriately, many companies cut off donations to unscrupulous Republicans in Congress who supported this attempted takeover of our election system.

Now many of those companies have since abandoned those commitments, reportedly driven by concerns about losing influence with Republican lawmakers. This has been amplified by members of the Sedition Caucus threatening companies that cut them off.

In a Jan. 3, 2022 investigative report by CREW (citizensforethics.org/), note these donations: Boeing ($346,500), Koch Industries ($308,000), American Crystal Sugar ($285,000), General Dynamics ($233,500) and Valero Energy ($207,500). These are the top corporate donations to those who continue to lie about the election. According to CREW, since last Jan. 6, 717 corporations have given $18 million-plus to re-elect those individuals.

Supporting treasonous acts amounts to treason, and our Boeing Co. should be appropriately shamed and stick to business, not partisan politics. We, the people, need to say “stop.” Democracy cannot recover from this insurrection while corporations donate to the seditionist members of Congress.

Like former President Jimmy Carter writes in an opinion piece in the New York Times, I too, “… fear for our dDemocracy.” Let’s commit to stand up and speak out, speaking truth about the abuses of corporate power, and honor our Constitution and our democratic form of government.

Warner Blake

Snohomish

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