Due to the Capitol mayhem on Jan. 6, multinational accounting corporation Deloitte LLP is among dozens of big companies claiming they’ll pull campaign contributions from Republicans because of those who voted against certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election.
It seems only fair to apply the same standard to virtue-signaling Deloitte concerning actual leftist calls for violence, and let you determine just how in bed with corporate America Democrats truly are.
“I happen to believe that it is one more in a long list of examples of an indefensible double standard,” Trump impeachment attorney David Schoen told The Federalist when asked about how corporations like Deloitte continue to fund Democrat politicians depicted calling for violence in a video Trump’s legal team prepared for his defense, while rescinding contributions over a riot Trump did not call for.
Deloitte released this statement after the Capitol breach.
Now is the time for the country to come together and facilitate a smooth transition to the Biden/Harris administration. We have suspended political contributions, we are evaluating all aspects of our political engagement strategy, and we will not support those who work to undermine the rule of law.
At the Trump impeachment hearings on Feb. 12, Schoen played a damning 14-minute montage showing Democrat politicians calling for violence in the last few years, in order to highlight the hypocrisy of the left’s claim that the former president “incited” the Capitol violence.
“Hypocrisy seems to run deep here in Washington, D.C,” lead impeachment defense attorney Bruce Castor told me. “We certainly got a heavy dose of it while we were in court. One of the things that we were keen on proving was the double standard that exists for Trump and Republican figures, and Democrats and leftist political figures.”
In 2020, Deloitte Political Action Committee (PAC) donated $90,000 to the Republican National Committee, $60,250 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and $60,000 to the National Republican Congressional Committee. The company has also donated directly to some of the 147 Republicans who voted to not certify the election.
The company gave $15,000 to Republican Reps. Devin Nunes, $10,000 to Rep. Steve Scalise, and $10,000 to Jackie Walorski. They gave $10,000 each to Reps. Kevin McCarthy and Elise Stefanik, and Sen. Roger Marshall. All in all, Deloitte has donated hundreds of thousands to these and other Republicans, but is now threatening to cease funding them in the future based on not one violent threat hurled by these individuals.
Nonetheless, they make no comment on continuing to fund Democrat members of Congress who willfully encouraged political violence. This verifiable double standard is evident in Deloitte’s donations in the 2020 election cycle, and prior, to Democrats Rep. Maxine Waters, Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
Deloitte LLP has donated $30,000 to Waters from 2014 to 2020, and $10,000 in the 2020 election cycle. But it seems under Deloitte’s new standard against “violent rhetoric,” the lunatic Waters should lose out on contribution funds due to inflammatory rhetoric she’s used for years.
In the video played by Schoen prior to Trump’s second acquittal, Waters is shown in 2018 riling up a mob of protestors in response to the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy for separation of illegal immigrants at the border, which continued to use separation devices the press labeled “cages” that the Obama administration built.
“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out, and you create a crowd, ” Waters said. “And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere….”
FLASHBACK: The media tried to spin Maxine Waters' blatant calls for harassment and violence against Trump supporters as "giving voice to the real anger" of the far-left. pic.twitter.com/QvlaLwpcV9
— MediaResearchCenter (@theMRC) February 11, 2021
In an interview with MSNBC host Joy Reid in Feb., Waters said President Trump “should be charged with premeditated murder.”
“As a matter of fact, he absolutely should be charged with premeditated murder because of the lives that were lost with this invasion with his insurrection,” Waters said, “We have to fight as hard as we can to see to it that there’s some justice.”
Maxine Waters: Trump, "should be charged with premeditated murder."
— Essenviews (@essenviews) February 3, 2021
In Sept. 2018, the California House member told activists that she threatens Trump cabinet members “all the time.”
Maxine Waters: I threaten Trump supporters "all the time" pic.twitter.com/IxzzP9eASt
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 10, 2018
Waters notoriously said in May 1992 that a “riot is the voice of the unheard,” outwardly embracing violence in Los Angeles. Regardless of the fact that 60 people died and 2,000 were injured, and that the riots caused $1 billion in material damages, Waters told The Huffington Post later that the L.A. “insurrection” was a “defining moment in the way black people resisted.”
The legacy media has continually softballed Waters’ disturbing comments through the years and largely ignored it. But will Deloitte moving forward?
In the 2020 election cycle, Deloitte donated $10,000 to Schumer through a PAC (LeadPAC). From 2012 to 2020 combined, the corporation has given the New York senator as well as his LeadPAC $59,000.
During the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, Schumer personally threatened Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and then-appointee Bret Kavanaugh. The listening protestors cheered in agreement. Schoen rolled the tape in the Senate chamber.
“I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price! You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions,” Schumer said.
Chief Justice John Roberts criticized Schumer’s comments later in the day as “inappropriate” and “dangerous.”
In June 2020, Schumer told MSNBC that he was “proud” of the ongoing Antifa riots in cities across the nation. Like virtually all other Democrat members of Congress, he used the term “mostly peaceful” to define the disturbing looting, vandalism, and assaults for nights on end. Even if Schumer claimed to “condemn” the violence, the senator misses the entire point, neglecting that the protests were systemically violent.
Young people are “looking at what is the poison of America, which has been racism and racial division, which has been with us for centuries, and saying, ‘We must change it,'” said Schumer, excusing the violence. The senator also said that Trump “wants us to believe every protestor is a danger,” which is why “he has to fire rubber bullets at families in Lafayette Park.”
Senate Minority Leader Schumer: "The overwhelming majority of protesters in New York, tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands, are peaceful protesters … I'm proud of New York, and I'm proud of the protests." pic.twitter.com/Tc7KYAznFY
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 4, 2020
“In fact, our country is a nation of protesters. The patriots were protesters, created our country because of it,” Schumer added. It a dangerous parallel to compare Antifa thugs throwing Molotov cocktails inside businesses to American patriots who fought for liberty against an oppressive British monarchy.
The facts are all there. Schumer has encouraged violence, by Deloitte’s standard.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is depicted in the impeachment montage encouraging violence several times, and happens to be a recipient of donations from Deloitte.
Referring to the Trump administration in 2018, Pelosi said, “Why there aren’t uprisings all over the country? And maybe there will be, when people realize that this is a policy that they defend.”
Discussing the 2020 presidential race, Pelosi said, “You have to be ready to take a punch. You got to be ready to take a punch. And therefore you have to be ready to throw a punch – for the children,” insinuating that violence would be necessary against the right.
“People will do what they do,” Pelosi said in July 2020, referring to the violent protestors in Baltimore who toppled a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it in the city harbor. The wave of statue vandalization and toppling presaged later physical assault, arson, and theft.
Speaking of inflammatory rhetoric that “undermines the law,” Pelosi erroneously told Wolf Blitzer in July that blood is on Trump’s hands and the COVID-19 pandemic should be called “The Trump Virus.”
“The Trump Virus. If he had said months ago, ‘Let’s wear a mask. Let’s social distance.’ Instead of making it a bad example, it’s a manhood thing, to not wear a mask,” she said. “I think a good deal of what we have suffered is from the Trump virus.”
Speaker Pelosi on coronavirus:
"Clearly it is the 'Trump Virus'" pic.twitter.com/CdI42YJ2h4
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 22, 2020
Pelosi, the seventh wealthiest member of Congress with a net worth of about $120 million, received $10,000 from Deloitte in the 2020 election cycle. From 2012 to 2020, Deloitte has given about $20,000 to Pelosi. Deloitte has also donated $210,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign fund in this same time span, which funneled a little more than $12,000 to the California House member.
Deloitte’s actions against the GOP are supposedly because Republican members of Congress civilly took legal means to question a process they consider questionable. These Republicans did not call for a mob to harass Democrats, nor directly threaten their commander-in-chief. But the left has done both to Republicans.
Deloitte LLP did not immediately respond to a media request from The Federalist.