Following the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, dozens of corporations pledged to stop donating to 147 Republican members of Congress who voted that day to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. The riot was an attack on the foundation of democracy. It was an effort to disrupt the certification of the Electoral College based on the lie that Biden did not win legitimately. The 147 Republicans who objected to the certification of the election validated that lie. The corporations that pledged to withhold their PAC donations from that group were making a statement that they would not support members of Congress who were willing to undermine the democratic process.