100+ CEOs vow not to make campaign contributions until "partisan gridlock" stops

Schultz’s own political donations, as chronicled by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, skew heavily Democratic. Out of a total $183,650 in donations, only $1,000 went to Republican candidates.

Schultz has said his breaking point was the contentious debate over raising the debt ceiling — and the failure to reach a long-term solution to lower deficits.

“[Lawmakers] weren’t sent there to represent ideology,” Schultz said on Tuesday. “They were sent to Washington to represent the people of America.”

He said politicians can still make it right by coming together to reach a compromise deal that would lift the cloud of uncertainty that has hamstrung the economy.