Furious Leftists Call for Boycott of Grocery Chain Over Trump, DeSantis Donations

Furious Leftists Call for Boycott of Grocery Chain Over Trump, DeSantis Donations


The grocery store chain Publix is at the center of a controversy over donations from a member of its founding family to the Jan. 6 rally that preceded the Capitol incursion.

The company is also taking heat for donations it made to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida. The donations preceded a partnership between the state and Publix to use stores as vaccination sites against COVID-19.

The two actions led to the hashtag #BoycottPublix becoming popular on Twitter, according to the Independent.

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The Wall Street Journal reported last month that Julie Jenkins Fancelli, the daughter of Publix founder George Jenkins and a long-time donor to Republicans who donated almost $1 million to former President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Republican Party in the 2020 election cycle, donated $300,000 to the Jan. 6 rally.

That funding was a major portion of the event’s $500,000 cost, and was facilitated by radio show

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