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Clothier Patagonia Sale boycotts ski resort after owner hosted GOP fundraiser with Marjorie Taylor Greene

Patagonia will no longer sell its merchandise at a popular Wyoming ski resort after one of the owners hosted a fundraiser featuring Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and other Republicans supportive of former president Donald Trump.

Patagonia confirmed this week that it was pulling out of three stores operated by Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, its largest single customer in the area. The outdoor gear and clothing company acknowledged the move came after Jay Kemmerer, a co-owner of the facility, co-hosted an Aug. 5 fundraiser for the House Freedom Caucus, a bloc of conservative Congress members who have allied themselves closely with Trump.

The event at Spring Creek Ranch to benefit the House Freedom Fund, the fundraising branch of the caucus, with a minimum admission cost of $2,000 a couple, featured Greene, R-Ga., Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.

The news was first reported by media outlet WyoFile.

The company, which has championed progressive causes and environmentalism, suggested the fundraiser linked to the Jackson Hole resort did not align with its values. Greene, Jordan and Meadows have supported Trump’s false claims of election fraud and faced criticism for their records on environmental issues. Some area residents protested the event and called for a boycott of the resort, which is among the most popular spots in one of the most Republican states.

“Those that know us in Jackson Hole are aware that we make business decisions and build relationships in alignment with our values and advocacy efforts,” Patagonia spokeswoman Corley Kenna said in a statement to The Washington Post. “We join with the local community that is using its voice in protest. We will continue to use our business to advocate for policies to protect our planet, support thriving communities and a strong democracy.”

Patagonia said it would reconsider the withdrawal from the resort if the owners committed to “protecting the planet.”