Bloomberg Law
April 9, 2021, 5:24 PMUpdated: April 9, 2021, 7:24 PM

JetBlue Stands by Political Donation Amid Social Media Furor (1)

Shaun Courtney
Shaun Courtney

JetBlue Airways Corp. is standing by its donation to a lawmaker who objected to the presidential vote certification in January despite calls on social media for a boycott.

The airline became the first company to end its pause on donations to lawmakers who objected to the Electoral College vote count. It made a $1,000 contribution from its corporate political action committee to Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-N.Y.), a member of the House panel that oversees aviation.

JetBlue Airways Corp. aircraft at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on April 9, 2020.
Photographer: Angus Mordant/Bloomberg

The donation prompted social media blowback, with #JetRed and #boycottJetBlue trending on Twitter. Retired CBS anchor Dan Rather posted the news to his 2.1 million ...

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