Federal Defense Contractors Resume Donations To Republicans Who Rejected Democracy | HuffPost

The nation’s biggest federal defense contractors have quietly resumed giving money to Republicans who helped fuel the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, despite making a public show of halting their political contributions after the attack and touting their companies’ roles in protecting democracy.

In the first half of 2021, the top five federal defense contractors ― Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics ― gave a total of $268,500 to GOP lawmakers who voted to reject Joe Biden’s electoral win based on the same lie about voter fraud that led to the Capitol attack.

All but one of these defense firms, General Dynamics, publicly announced in January that they were pausing political donations after the attack, to evaluate who they were giving money to and whether their values were aligned. They have since given money to some of the same GOP lawmakers they publicly tried to distance themselves from, according to Federal Election Commission data analyzed and provided by Accountable.US, a progressive watchdog group focused on exposing government corruption and holding policymakers accountable.

Federal Defense Contractors Resume Donations To Republicans Who Rejected Democracy | HuffPost

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  1. Does that mean companies have reevaluated the situation and now find their values ARE aligned? Ugh. More likely, they were just doing some PR earlier. I wonder how those values comport with those of the largest owners of General Dynamics: Longview, Vanguard, Newport, Wellington, BlackRock, State Street. (All hold 4% or more) Too many large shareholders seem to have no values other than valuing short-term profit. They should be thinking a little further down the line.


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