When Chris Collins, Trump’s first endorser, got caught making a stock dump while on the WH lawn, one assumed that other legislators would be chastened, but no, during the worst ever days of the stock market several Senators seem to have gotten caught. It was a small number but clearly about the market drop as the virus spread. The enforcement task will include evidence of inside knowledge.
If Trump wants to call the COVID-19 crisis a “war”, these are war profiteers. And since they’re members of the GOP voting against removal of IMPOTUS, they have even more reason for their resignations.
Darn that crony capitalism, kleptocracy, and Republican character traits.
Reminder: In 2012, the Senate passed the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (STOCK Act) by a 93-2 vote. One of the two who voted against it was Richard Burr. https://t.co/gqIaYHeevA— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) March 19, 2020