Large Law Firms That Promised to Punish Republicans Who Voted to Overthrow Democracy Are Now Reportedly Donating To Their Campaigns Again

Honestly, I'm not surprised.

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Following the infamous January 6th Capitol insurrection — the fateful day that supporters of the now-ex-President Donald Trump stormed the nation’s Capitol building and quite literally tore at the seams of this country’s very democracy — some of the biggest law firms the United States has to offer joined in with blue-chip corporations and other industry trade groups to bring their political donations to a screeching halt and take the time to reflect on their donations strategies as a whole. More than a few of those law firms went so far as to vow against making any donations to the 147 Republican lawmakers who voted against certifying Joe Biden as the true and rightful winner of the 2020 presidential election.

These law firms were quite clearly riding the publicity high that came with joining the Blue side on the heels of such a catastrophic event. However, now that the dust has settled, it seems few are remaining true to their pledges, according to a new report from Rolling Stone. 

“Major law firms in Washington have resumed donations to those Republicans whose support for election-fraud theories and refusal to certify posed a grave threat to American democracy,” the publication reports. “According to a review of campaign-finance records by Rolling Stone and the clean-government groups Protect Democracy and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), more than two-dozen major law firms have donated nearly $500,000 to members of the so-called Sedition Caucus, referring to the 147 Republican officeholders who voted to overturn Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory, or to party committees that take large donations and spend those funds solely to reelect Republican politicians.”

Research director for CREW, Robert Maguire, said, “Law firms, especially these big high-powered firms in and around D.C., play a critical role in the fundraising system here. It seems from the outside that these firms feel like they can’t stop giving, in the same way some of the companies themselves feel like they can’t stop giving, because it’s what gives them a seat at the table. And if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.”

Frankly, it comes as no surprise that big corporations and law firms couldn’t/wouldn’t stay true to their word. It’s just yet another showcase of the corruption in American politics, and a prime example of entities with too much money and not enough sense playing whichever side of the fence suits them best at the moment.

You can read the full report from The Rolling Stone here.

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