General Mills has become the latest company to announce it's halting political donations to Republicans who voted against Joe Biden's election certification.
In a statement to BMTN, the Golden Valley-based food giant said that its PAC (political action committee) "has suspended contributions to any member of Congress who voted to override the results of the U.S. presidential election."
There were 147 Republicans in the Senate and House who voted to block the certification of the results in Arizona and Pennsylvania, two states that were among those that put Biden over 270 electoral votes in the Nov. 3 elections.
Among those were Minnesota representatives Jim Hagedorn (R-CD1) and the newly-elected Michelle Fischbach (R-CD7).
The Star Tribune reports that the General Mills PAC had contributed $3,000 to Hagedorn in 2019-20, though backed Fischbach's Democratic opponent Collin Peterson – the former chair of the House Ag Committee – to the tune of $10,000 last year.
Other Minnesota companies that have announced they are suspending donations to the 147 Republicans in the House and Senate include Best Buy.
Some others have chosen to halt donations entirely for now as it reviews its policies. These, per Twin Cities Business Magazine, include 3M, Target, UnitedHealth Group, Cargill, and Thrivent.
Legislators who voted against the certification have come under scrutiny as disproven claims that Biden's win was down to electoral fraud sparked the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.