For years, lawmakers on the fitting have attacked Google, Twitter and Fb, accusing the businesses of unfairly eradicating content material posted by conservatives. The lawmakers have additionally accused Amazon and Apple of stifling competitors. In current weeks, some conservatives have turned on different main companies — historically their allies in efforts to decontrol the financial system — which have opposed their positions on voting rights and different points.
5 of the lawmakers obtained donations from the company political motion committees of Google, Fb and Amazon within the final election cycle. Representatives Chip Roy of Texas, Gregory Steube of Florida and Andy Biggs of Arizona, who signed the pledge, all obtained a mixed $3,500 in donations. Consultant Ralph Norman of South Carolina (not Oklahoma, as beforehand reported right here) obtained $1,000 from Amazon’s political committee.
However it’s also doable that a few of the lawmakers who signed the pledge won’t have to show any donations down within the close to future. Amazon and Google froze donations to lawmakers who voted in opposition to certifying the election outcomes after the Jan. 6 assault. Fb paused all of its political donations.
Mr. Steube and Mr. Norman, in addition to Representatives Dan Bishop of North Carolina and Burgess Owens of Utah, all objected to the outcomes of the presidential election.
Mr. Bishop and Mr. Owens each signed the pledge despite the fact that they didn’t obtain cash from the corporations’ political committees final election cycle.