Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s comments and past behavior continue to spark backlash against those who have pledged her their support.
According to Politico, Google is now joining companies like Walmart in requesting a refund of its campaign contribution. Google gave her $5,000 on November 13, a couple of days after she made her public lynching comments.
One supporter not rescinding his support is Charles Johnson, co-owner of the San Francisco Giants, who gave $5,400 to Hyde-Smith.
Johnson reportedly gave the money after Hyde-Smith’s lynching comments as well.
Per Politico, Johnson has also donated money to a group called Black Americans for the President’s Agenda which produced a horribly racist ad during an Arkansas House race in which two presumably black women discuss the likelihood that Democrats would start lynching black men if they won the seat. Rep. French Hill (R-AK), who the group supported, disavowed the commercial and won reelection.
Groups including the San Francisco NAACP chapter are calling for a boycott of the Giants, which is based in one of the country’s largest liberal strongholds.