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Eli Lilly PAC to halt donations to four Indiana Republican House members who voted against certifying election

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Posted at 5:38 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 17:38:28-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Eli Lilly’s political action committee will stop donating money to the four Indiana Republican House members who voted against certifying the 2020 election results.

The four representatives from Indiana voted against certifying last week are Rep. Jim Banks, Rep. Jackie Walorski, Rep. Greg Pence and Rep. Jim Baird.

During the 2020 cycle, LillyPAC donated $10,000 to Banks and Walorski, $5,000 to Pence and $1,000 to Baird.

“While we support candidates from both parties with a variety of political views, we expect any candidate we support to demonstrate respect for people and respect for our democratic process and institutions,” a statement from an Eli Lilly representative reads. “This certainly covers anyone who promoted violence or sedition that contributed to the appalling events on January 6th or who continues to support violence to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power our democracy is founded upon. As such, LillyPAC will suspend political giving to those who voted against certification of the 2020 election results.”

Republican Indiana Sen. Mike Braun planned on opposing the certification, but the riots on Jan. 6 changed his mind.

It is unknown if LillyPAC will resume donating to those members.