Received this e-mail yesterday from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee:
Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) was already in hot water for dumping millions of dollars in stocks after a closed-door coronavirus briefing while she and other powerful Republicans were downplaying the risk to the public.
Now, Slate reports that her stock sales weren't random — she was “selling off shares in retail companies while investing in a manufacturer of coronavirus protective gear.”
While Trump was ignoring the coronavirus threat in January and February, Loeffler was setting herself up to make huge profits while telling her constituents on Twitter that “Democrats have dangerously and intentionally misled the American people on #Coronavirus readiness. Here’s the truth: @realDonaldTrump & his administration are doing a great job working to keep Americans healthy & safe.”
Senators protecting and building their personal fortunes with insider information while lying to the public in the face of the greatest public health crisis in our lifetime is immoral.
SIGN THE PETITION: Senator Loeffler should immediately resign after putting her own self-interest ahead of the public's health and economic security. Any member of Congress who claims to have unloaded stocks based on “public information” and who did not loudly sound the alarm bells should also resign.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and over a dozen organizations are also pressuring pandemic profiteers in Congress to resign. The more people sign, the more the media will continue to report on this — and the more pressure we'll build.
Thanks for being a bold progressive.
— The PCCC Team