Automotive manufacturer Toyota, which also produces the luxury car brand Lexus, is facing a boycott from customers after a new report revealed the company has donated to Republicans who objected to the certification of the 2020 presidential election.

On Sunday, Axios reported Toyota donated a total of $55,000 to 37 GOP members. The amount makes the carmaker the leading company that has supported politicians who objected to the election results, which eventually led to the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.

By Monday, Toyota became a trending topic on Twitter, with drivers slamming the company and boycotting the purchase of its cars.

“I’ve owned Toyotas and a Lexus. Fantastic cars - but no car is good enough for me to put my money in the pockets of a company that doesn’t value democracy. As long as they’re anti-American, I’m anti-Toyota,” one person wrote.

Another person admitted they were unaware of the company’s connection to Republicans who objected to the election certification but planned to take action when they purchase their next car.

“Apparently @Toyota supports authoritarianism and fascism. Good to know cuz I’m shopping for a new car and will avoid Toyota and Lexus,” the individual wrote.

After the news broke that Toyota made donations to Republicans who were against certifying Joe Biden as president, the company defended its decision.

“Toyota supports candidates based on their position on issues that are important to the auto industry and the company. We do not believe it is appropriate to judge members of Congress solely based on their votes on the electoral certification,” a rep for Toyota said in a statement.

“Based on our thorough review, we decided against giving to some members who, through their statements and actions, undermine the legitimacy of our elections and institutions.”

Toyota is a well-known and important firm in Japan
Toyota is a well-known and important firm in Japan AFP / Charly TRIBALLEAU