Three weeks after government watchdogs demanded the resignation of U.S. Sens. Kelly Loeffler and Richard Burr following reports that both responded to briefings about the burgeoning coronavirus pandemic in late January by selling millions of dollars in stocks, critics slammed President Donald Trump's appointment of Loeffler to the White House's committee on reopening the economy.
Loeffler's fellow Republican senator from Georgia, David Perdue, was also named as a member of the committee weeks after reports revealed he bought stock in a personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturer after learning about the public health crisis which would soon cause nationwide shortages of the equipment as healthcare workers treated coronavirus patients. Perdue sold stocks after briefings in January and early February, as well.
Journalist Ryan Grim called the appointments “an odd choice of senators for this role.”
Of course both Perdue and Loeffler’s opponents have been calling out this bull shit:
Sen. Perdue's appointment to Trump's “Economic Task Force” is good news for the lobbyists in Perdue's pay-to-play “Boardroom,” where $7500 buys quarterly meetings, access to the Senator's home, and private island retreats.
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