JET Blue is causing a stir on social media after reports emerged detailing their political contributions. Jet Blue patrons vowed to boycott the
JET Blue is causing a stir on social media after reports emerged detailing their political contributions.
Jet Blue patrons vowed to boycott the airline after learning of their contributions.
A Jet Blue aircraft[/caption]
Why is Jet Blue trending on Twitter?
The airline is trending on Twitter after it was alleged that the company’s political action committee donated money to Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-N.Y.), a congresswoman who who voted not to certify the 2020 election.
JetBlue Airways Corp. is the first company to end a pause in PAC contributions following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot reported Bloomberg Government.
The organization is said to have donated at least $1,000 as listed by Federal Election Commission report on April 5.
Politician Nicole Malliotakis[/caption]
Malliotakis was among nearly 150 lawmakers who objected to the Electoral College vote certification on Jan. 6.
Jet Blue’s decision was “disappointing but not terribly surprising,” Brendan Fischer of the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center told Bloomberg Government.
At least 145 corporate, industry group and law firm Political Action Committees announced that they would be reevaluating their donations after the Capitol insurrection on January 6.
What did people say about Jet Blue on social media?
“JetBlue is suborning treason by resuming donations to the Republicans who incited the insurrection. JetBlue must be financially destroyed until this practice ends,” one tweet read.
“I’m very disappointed in Jet blue airlines I like them ,I fly with them ,but I can’t possibly give them my business anymore if they are donating to a congresswoman who voted to overturn our presidential election. Who’s with me ?” another wrote.
“Hey @JetBlue, why did you just end your suspension of PAC donations to donates to seditious GQPers who voted against election results? Which means you support and are funding insurrectionists. We see you,” one said.
“I very rarely fly them but I can 100% say I’ll stay away from any business that donates to insurrectionists!” one penned.
What happened on January 6, 2021?
On January 6, supporters of President Trump stormed the Capitol in an unprecedented effort to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Biden’s election victory.
They held banners saying “Stop the Steal” and “Make America Great Again”.
The president earlier tweeted a video saying the “election was stolen from us” and told “patriots” to “remember this day forever.”
Video still from the January 6 insurrection[/caption]
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