Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Leftists Boycott Grocery Chain Publix After Heiress Donated to Pro-Trump Rally

'It's...my right to decide where I want to spend my dollars...'

Leftists launched a boycott of grocery store chain Publix Super Markets after a member of the company’s founding family donated to a pro-Trump “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington, D.C. last month.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Julie Jenkins Fancelli, a prominent Trump donor and the heiress of the billion-dollar grocery chain, contributed nearly $300,000 to the Jan. 6 rally in D.C.

In response, hundreds of leftist activists launched an online effort to get customers to boycott the Florida-based grocery chain.

“It was the last straw,” one activist and Publix customer told The Guardian. “Insurrection at the Capitol, images of the police officer with his head being crushed, individuals dressed as Vikings on the floor of the Senate. … We’re not going to call this normal. They are a private company and it is their business how they want to contribute their money, but it’s also my right to decide where I want to spend my dollars.”

Leftists were already upset with Publix for donating $100,000 to a political action committee connected to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.

In a statement, Publix distanced itself from Fancelli, saying “Ms. Fancelli is not an employee of Publix Super Markets, and is neither involved in our business operations, nor does she represent the company in any way.

“The violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6 was a national tragedy. The deplorable actions that occurred that day do not represent the values, work or opinions of Publix Super Markets.”

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