Free Speech For People Statement on Reports That U.S Senators Sold Stock Following Confidential COVID-19 Briefings.

The news that at least two U.S. Senators, Richard Burr (R-NC) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), sold major holdings of stock, apparently after receiving confidential briefings on the spread and severity of the coronavirus pandemic, but just before public revelations of that information caused the stock market to crash, is a gut punch to Americans whose life savings and livelihoods are in danger. If these allegations are correct and these Senators sold stock in response to confidential briefings, Free Speech For People calls upon them to immediately resign. We further call on the Department of Justice to investigate whether they or any other Members of Congress or employees of Congress violated the STOCK Act or other applicable law.  Congress should also act promptly to pass legislation prohibiting Members of Congress from trading in public exchanges other than through blind trusts.  It’s time for our elected officials to put the health and security of the American people above their pocketbooks.  

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