It came out on Friday of this past week in the London Daily Mail that there were four United States Senators that learned about the Coronavirus in a closed-door briefing, and then unloaded tons of stock, selling it off before the markets tanked. I’ve got two words for that:
And yes, three of the four were Republicans. It doesn’t matter. It’s called a violation of the Insider Traders Sanctions Act, and it’s illegal. Those of you that watched the movie Wall Street know exactly what I’m talking about because it was what Bud Fox was charged with toward the end of the movie.
North Carolina Senator, Richard Burr (R), who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee; Georgia Freshman Senator, Kelly Loeffler (R), who comes from a financial background and serves on the Senate Health Committee; Oklahoma Senator, James Inhofe (R); and California Senator Diane Feinstein (D) all sold stock and real estate totaling $11 million after attending closed-door hearings on the Coronavirus between January and February of this year.
And yes, while three of the four are Republicans, it doesn’t matter. Frankly, I don’t care what party affiliation you have next to your name. If you’re breaking the law and taking advantage of the position you were elected to, you deserve to fall. And yes…the calls are coming from all corners of Congress for the four of them to resign. If they don’t they most assuredly should be kicked out and tried and sent to jail.
Now, my conservative friends may not like this a bit, but crime doesn’t know political persuasion. It knows guilt and innocence. And if these four people, who are all worth millions of dollars, broke the law, or took advantage of their positions in Congress, they all need to go. And they need to be tried in a court of law, and if found guilty by a jury of their peers, they need to go to prison. This is an inexcusable act! And Inhofe’s constituents will have the opportunity to get rid of him if he doesn’t resign. He’s up for reelection this year. Loeffler and Burr are up for reelection in 2022, and Feinstein’s term is up in 2024.
Frankly, it really grinds me that people like this could get away with this crap. This is the corruption that people like me scream about every single day. And it gets worse and worse until there is going to be an overthrowing of the government, and God Himself couldn’t tell you what becomes of our country after that. To be honest, I couldn’t blame the people that would be doing the overthrowing! This type of behavior is totally unprofessional, totally criminal, and has no place in our political system. So, I say Can ‘Em! And do it quickly!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!