General Mills withdraws support from those who voted against certifying election
January 15, 2021
General Mills suspended political donations to federal lawmakers who voted last week to override the results of the U.S. presidential election.
The decision, made Wednesday by the Golden Valley-based food maker's political action committee, and confirmed by a company spokeswoman Thursday, comes a few days after Richfield-based Best Buy made a similar move. Many large U.S. companies, wary of the association, have cut ties with members of Congress who gave credence to false claims of a rigged or fraudulent election by voting against certifying the Electoral College results.
Those claims helped fuel the attack on the U.S. Capitol last week that left five people, including a police officer, dead.