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Walmart and Disney will no longer donate to any of the Republican members of Congress who objected to the certification of Electoral College votes for Joe Biden.

“We examine and adjust our political giving strategy at the end of every election cycle, and that review will continue over the coming months,” Walmart told the Daily Caller in a statement Tuesday evening. “However, in light of last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol, Walmart’s political action committee is indefinitely suspending contributions to those members of Congress who voted against the lawful certification of state electoral college votes.”

In a similar statement, Disney claimed the riot at the Capitol “was a direct assault on one of our country’s most revered tenets: the peaceful transition of power,” spurring its decision to cease donations to objectors.

While multiple Democrats voted against the certification of electoral votes for President Donald Trump in 2016 as well as George W. Bush in 2005, neither company responded to The Federalist’s questions about whether the ban encompassed donations to those politicians as well.

Shortly after the chaos and certification vote on Jan 6, other companies such as AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, Amazon, American Express, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Dow, Marriott, and Airbnb announced that they would suspend any and all political donations to the group of 147

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senators and representatives whose concerns about voter fraud informed their vote against certification. Other companies such as Coca-Cola, Nike, and Target also declared a suspension of all of their political action committee donations until further notice.

These companies’ decisions follow a collusion campaign by Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Apple, and Google to censor and ban thousands of conservatives from using their services, including the president, as well as to deplatform conservative or free speech websites such as Parler.

On Monday, Parler filed a lawsuit against Amazon Web Services for terminating the social media platform’s account due to “political animus” and potentially violating antitrust laws in the process. Parler’s legal complaint also suggests that in addition to the web hosting service attempting to eliminate competition in the social media marketplace, Amazon infringed on its own contract with the company by discontinuing its services to them with just 30 hours of notice instead of 30 days.

Jordan Davidson is a staff writer at The Federalist. She graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism.



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South Carolina House passes bill that would prohibit most abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detected

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The South Carolina House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 79-35 to pass legislation that would prohibit most abortions. 

The bill must pass through a procedural vote in the House on Thursday prior to heading to GOP Gov. Henry McMaster who has indicated that he will sign it, according to the Associated Press. Two Republicans voted against the legislation while two Democrats voted for it. The state Senate passed the measure last month. 

The bill requires doctors to carry out an ultrasound to check for a fetal heartbeat and if a heartbeat is identified an abortion can only be performed in certain circumstances.

The legislation would not penalize a woman for obtaining an unlawful abortion, though the individual responsible for performing the abortion could face consequences.

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The outlet reported that other states have approved similar or even more stringent abortion prohibitions which could be implemented if the Supreme Court throws out the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. All of the other states’ abortion bans are currently entangled by court challenges and if the South Carolina bill is approved it will likely face litigation that prevents it from going into effect, according to the AP.

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Leo Brent Bozell IV, the son of conservative leader L. Brent Bozell III, is facing federal charges in connection with the Jan. 6 breech of the U.S. Capitol.

Bozell is charged with obstructing an official proceeding, entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct, according to a federal complaint unsealed Tuesday.

The official affidavit includes photos and videos that appear to show Bozell inside of the U.S. Capitol Building, including the Senate chambers.

At least one photo shows Bozell wearing a sweatshirt emblazoned with a logo for a Christian school at which he once coached girls basketball, according to the Huffington Post.

The FBI obtained a photo of him posing with a student of a school, in Hershey, Pa.

His father founder, who founded the Media Research Center and other conservative groups, has condemned the riots, saying, “You can never countenance police being attacked. You cannot countenance our national capitol being breached like this. … I think it is absolutely wrong,” according to NewsBusters.

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Former President Trump on Wednesday afternoon praised the career of conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, who has died of cancer.

“He loved his country, and he loved his fans,” Trump said on the Fox News Channel. “He is a legend.”

The interview was Trump’s first since the conclusion of his Senate impeachment trial last week.

Limbaugh’s wife, Kathryn, announced her husband’s death earlier in the day on his radio show. He had been diagnosed about a year ago with Stage-IV lung cancer. He was 70.

The president also said he had a personal friendship with Limbaugh, who was an early supporter of his 2016 presidential bid and who, like Trump, thought the president won reelection in 2020.

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Trump also pointed out that Limbaugh was a provocateur in his views about conservative politics that often sparked backlash from liberals and other critics. 

Trump last year in his State of the Union address awarded Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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