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Analysis: No, big business hasn't suddenly come to Jesus about Trump

January 12, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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The outside of the US Capitol is seen in Washington, DC, January 12, 2021, ahead of a House vote calling on US Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove US President Donald Trump from office. - The House of Representatives will vote Tuesday on a longshot bid to get Vice President Mike Pence and the cabinet to invoke the US Constitution's 25th Amendment, which would declare Trump unfit to perform his duties and install Pence as acting president. Democrats will follow up the 25th Amendment vote with impeachment proceedings in the House on January 13, 2021. The single charge of "incitement of insurrection" is all but sure to get majority support. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

Corporate America has finally put its money where its mouth is -- just in time for Democrats to take control of Washington.

New York (CNN Business)Corporate America has finally put its money where its mouth is -- just in time for Democrats to take control of Washington.

Taken together, Corporate America has done more in the past 48 hours than in five years of the Trump campaign and presidency.

"Whether companies are doing this because they are disgusted with the politicians or because they think their customers, employees, and investors are, that's exactly how markets are supposed to work," says corporate governance expert Nell Minow.

"That doesn't give enough credit to just how disturbing events were last week. " He notes the people who make these political decisions for business PACS were horrified by the sights of Congress and democracy under siege.

"Corporate political contributions and lobbying expenditures are a massive distorting factor that erodes the credibility of our system of government. ," says governance expert Minow.

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