This week, JetBlue, one of the companies that made a pledge to stop contributing money to Republican lawmakers involved in the effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election, quietly went back on that promise, Bloomberg Government reported.
"A $1,000 contribution from the airline's corporate political action committee to Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-N.Y.) was listed in the report filed with the Federal Election Commission on April 5. Malliotakis was among nearly 150 lawmakers who objected to the Electoral College vote certification on Jan. 6," reported Kenneth Doyle and Megan Wilson. "No other corporate PAC that announced a pause is believed to have reported a donation directly to a lawmaker who objected to the certification of President Joe Biden's election."
Malliotakis, for her part, has sought to walk back her vote and argue that it wasn't really a vote to overturn the election.
Following the report, JetBlue triggered an explosion of outrage, with commenters on social media vowing to boycott the budget airline.
Gross. Stopping donations for a whopping 3 months and then hoping no one notices when you quietly support the same… https://t.co/diRgPOTikB— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)1617897610.0
Wow. Sad to see that @JetBlue supports overthrowing free and fair elections https://t.co/wd731fM8Iv— Jon Cryer (@Jon Cryer)1617896943.0
.@jetblue, it should be noted that you stood on the side of #sedition for the low, low price of $1,000. If you ag… https://t.co/QSSB4zePUO— Reed Galen (@Reed Galen)1617903173.0
We are watching.....🏴☠️ https://t.co/cwPewBS3CQ— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project)1617903286.0
@JuddLegum @kurtbardella @JetBlue What a colossally horrible action by Jet Blue. Legitimizing an insurrection. Is t… https://t.co/WlUM89EasS— Norman Ornstein (@Norman Ornstein)1617904451.0
JetBlue promised they'd stop donating to House members who voted to overturn the election. So why did they donate t… https://t.co/EnC3C7zvTQ— Defeat Nicole Malliotakis #NY11 #DefeatMalliotakis (@Defeat Nicole Malliotakis #NY11 #DefeatMalliotakis)1617846682.0
@JuddLegum @JetBlue Dear @JetBlue: I'm not going to let this shit slide. Neither should you. https://t.co/DGZS54ZYHM— Brook No 💩 (@Brook No 💩)1617899331.0
@JetBlue Jet Blue has this man's blood on their hands. If you're working at Jet Blue... This is you. https://t.co/AVMfsSuIT9— 🌊 JJ 🌊 (@🌊 JJ 🌊)1617905313.0
@JuddLegum @JetBlue So let me get this straight, @JetBlue is supporting election interference, by donating to… https://t.co/gj2QRhPOlL— lauren girard (@lauren girard)1617898481.0
.@JetBlue is resuming their donations to seditious GOP members of Congress who voted to overturn the 2020 election.… https://t.co/uwOFl2ZEXC— Jack©️ (@Jack©️)1617909120.0