Republican Richard Burr’s stock-dumping promotes widespread outrage: ‘Lock him up’
Senator Richard Burr during a press briefing (Screenshot)

On Thursday, following a damning ProPublica report that Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) dumped $1.6 million of stock in coronavirus-affected companies while telling the public the virus was not cause for major concern, commenters on social media took to Twitter to rage at the senator's actions.

Some pointed out that Burr was one of just three senators to vote against legislation restricting members' of Congress ability to trade stocks on government information. Others simply called for him to resign.