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How Corporate America Is Reacting to Wednesday's Political Chaos

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Business leaders have strongly condemned Wednesday's violence in the Capitol Hill, where four people lost their lives, according to D.C. police chief Robert Contee. 

After freezing President Trump's Facebook  (FB) - Get Meta Platforms Inc. Class A Report account after the Capitol Hill violence, its CEO Mark Zuckerberg took a step further, announcing the ban of Trump's Facebook and Instagram account at least for the remainder of his time in office. 

"We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great," Zuckerberg said in his Facebook post. "Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete."

It's worth noting that, on Wednesday, another social media giant Twitter  (TWTR) - Get Twitter, Inc. Report also suspended Trump's account for at least 12 hours.

America's largest manufacturing association, the National Association of Manufacturers, which boasts 14,000 companies in 50 states, even suggested Vice President Mike Pence invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.

“This is not the vision of America that manufacturers believe in and work so hard to defend," CEO Jay Timmons, said, in a statement. "Anyone indulging conspiracy theories to raise campaign dollars is complicit. Vice President Pence, who was evacuated from the Capitol, should seriously consider working with the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to preserve democracy."

Apple  (AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. Report CEO Tim Cook called the day "sad and shameful."

"Those responsible for this insurrection should be held to account, and we must complete the transition to President-elect Biden’s administration," Cook tweeted.

Companies like JPMorgan, Chevron  (CVX) - Get Chevron Corporation Report and others also took to social media to express their concerns.

“This is not who we are as a people or a country. We are better than this," said JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon.

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