Posted on January 11, 2021
AT&T enabled Donald Trump’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol
AT&T is well known for donating millions to Donald Trump and right-wing Republican politicians. Now, AT&T must be held responsible in the wake of the deadly insurrection on the U.S. Capitol last week.
New reporting by Judd Legum reveals that AT&T gave $2,053,000 to 130 Republicans who announced that they would overturn the will of the voters and object to certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral college victory.
These same far-right politicians fanned the flames of subverting our democracy which led to the domestic terrorist attack on the U.S Capitol — and the deaths of at least five people, including a Capitol Police officer.
Make no mistake: As the largest corporate contributor to this group of traitors, AT&T bears responsibility for enabling the Republicans who peddled lies and helped encourage the white supremacists who tried to overthrow our democracy.
We condemn, in no uncertain terms, these acts of violence, terror and treason and denounce all the corporate contributors who enabled these extremist politicians and violent rioters. We support the immediate removal of Donald Trump and expect accountability for all those in office who support his tyranny.
CREDO is committed as ever to upholding our mission to financially support our progressive allies who fight for civil rights, voting rights, women’s rights, and equality and who protect our democracy from the evils of white supremacy.
This new reporting is just the latest in a long line of actions AT&T has taken to support the right-wing agenda, which includes $2 million donated to Donald Trump, more than $1.1 million to Republicans in the 2020 election, and history of supporting racist, anti-abortion and anti-LGBTQ politicians.
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