Marriott International said it will suspend its political donations to lawmakers who voted not to certify the presidential election.
The world’s biggest hotel company joins several other large companies, including Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Blue Cross Blue Shield, who also said they will suspend such political donations, according several reports.
“We have taken the destructive events at the Capitol to undermine a legitimate and fair election into consideration and will be pausing political giving from our Political Action Committee to those who voted against certification of the election,” Marriott spokeswoman Connie Kim told Reuters.
Kim did not immediately respond to an email for comment.
“I recognize that we have associates who have very different views on the results of this election and the direction of the United States,” Marriott Chief Executive Arne Sorenson said in a Jan. 7 memo to employees. “We serve guests who also have a wide range of opinions and perspectives. In the U.S., we can use our voice and our vote to share our views. But what we can’t do is trample the Constitution; we can’t use violence and terror to force an agenda.”
Bethesda, Maryland-based Marriott’s shares were down 0.8 percent at $128.65 in early trading.