Lincoln Project shifting focus to corporations that have donated to ‘Sedition Caucus’
The Lincoln Project on Thursday announced its new strategy to combat “the Sedition Caucus and its enablers,” taking aim at corporations that donate to the campaigns of lawmakers who were against certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election and who have sought to minimize the events of Jan. 6.
In a press release, the anti-Trump GOP political action committee said it would be releasing a round of ads targeting companies that have gone back on their promises of ceasing donations to lawmakers who voted against certifying President Biden’s electoral victory and “enabled, empowered, and emboldened former president Trump and the insurrectionists.”
“The Lincoln Project will inform employees, shareholders and customers of these companies’ egregious anti-American behavior,” the organization said.
The group specifically called out Toyota for having donated $55,000 to 37 lawmakers who voted against certifying the election results in January. It says the automaker has donated more than any other company to these lawmakers.
“Toyota supports candidates based on their position on issues that are important to the auto industry and the company. We do not believe it is appropriate to judge members of Congress solely based on their votes on the electoral certification,” Toyota has said in defense of its donations.
But Reed Galen, co-founder of The Lincoln Project, said that the United States’s “free market, democratic system has allowed companies like Toyota to enjoy enormous growth, low taxes and little oversight.”
“The Lincoln Project will not sit by and watch as companies like Toyota — companies that have benefited from America’s economic strength and freedom — give money to politicians who are working to overthrow that same system,” Galen said. “This is no longer a fight between two political parties or entrenched interests. It is no less than a fight to preserve American democracy.”