Big Aerospace Starts To Halt Political Donations

Four defense contractors among firms halting political donations after Capitol riots, The Hill

"Defense contractors Northrop Grumman, Leidos, BAE Systems and Raytheon are among a growing number of companies that announced a pause on political donations to members of Congress following violent riots at the U.S. Capitol last week. Northrop - which last year contributed $4.8 million roughly equally to Democrats and Republicans - on Monday became the first major defense firm to halt its donations."

Walmart halts political donations to lawmakers who voted against Biden win, Washington Post

"An analysis by the nonprofit Center for Responsive Politics found four defense firms among the top 20 contributors to the campaigns of Republicans who objected to Biden's win. Northrop Grumman was 10th among them with $687,500 donated to lawmakers who objected to the election. ... The defense industry has in many ways walked in lockstep with Trump since he took office. The industry has benefited significantly from increased military spending under Trump, as well as the president's support for international arms sales. Lockheed Martin became a centerpiece of a White House-sponsored advertising campaign highlighting the administration's job creation credentials. When Trump blamed "both sides" for violence at a Charlottesville white supremacist rally in 2017, defense firms were among the few companies that supported the president's business councils. Other corporations left the councils in protest, leading to their dissolution."

- Sierra Nevada Prefers Republicans Over Democrats, earlier post
- Lopsided Political Support By Big Aerospace, earlier post
- How Big Aerospace Supported Efforts To Undermine Democracy, earlier post

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