Toyota, the car manufacturer, caved on Thursday as the company announced they would stop sending campaign contributions to Republicans who objected to the electoral college certification in January.
In a statement first reported by Detroit News, the company’s spokesperson Edward Lewis said Toyota’s donations had “troubled some stakeholders.” In doing so, they announced that “Toyota is committed to supporting and promoting actions that further our democracy.”
The statement added that the PAC had “decided to stop contributing to those Members of Congress who contested the certification of certain states in the 2020 election.”
Toyota’s full statement:
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