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Publix Faces Blowback Linked To Capital Riot

Supermarket chain Publix has responded to online blowback after The Wall Street Journal reported the company's heiress donated $300,000 to fund the Jan. 6 rally before the riot at the U.S. Capitol. Julie Jenkins Fancelli, who is the daughter of Publix founder George Jenkins, donated more than $980,000 to President Trump's 2020 campaign and the Republican party. She also provided the majority of the funds for the $500,000 rally near the White House. Publix posted a statement on Twitter saying, "Mrs. 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. We cannot comment on Mrs. Fancelli’s actions."

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