Automaker Toyota defended its donations to Republican lawmakers who voted against certifying the results of the 2020 election, saying it did not believe it was “appropriate to judge members of Congress” for that one vote.
The Japanese car-maker made the remarks after Axios reported on Sunday that Toyota lead in terms of the number of donations made to objectors, having donated $55,000 to 37 Republican lawmakers who objected to certifying the 2020 election results in January. This amounts to about a quarter of the lawmakers who voted against certifying President Biden’s victory.