Two Republican Senators dumped stock after receiving briefings on the coronavirus crisis and before the plunge in stock prices.
Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) both revealed their actions in ethics filings.
Here's some of what people were saying about the GOP senators:
Richard Burr and Kelly Loeffler need to resign now. Period.— Michael Cohen (@Michael Cohen)1584667190.0
Senator Loeffler and Senator Burr should be indicted, convicted, sentenced and jailed. If we sent Martha Stewart to jail for this...— Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali (@Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali)1584666129.0
There are at least two separate scandals in the the Burr/Loeffler/et al. story: 1) Members _may have_ traded on in… https://t.co/8QDwaZ2xSE— Steve Vladeck (@Steve Vladeck)1584668878.0
Senator Loeffler sold stock privately but did not publicly speak out when Trump misled the public about the serious… https://t.co/jusT6PFKs9— Renato Mariotti (@Renato Mariotti)1584665846.0
It wasn’t just Burr ... Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler appears to have traded on the coronavirus crisis as well.… https://t.co/mYXlwo51hZ— Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷) (@Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷))1584665744.0
The potential insider trading is dreadful and possibly criminal, but what could elevate this to a historic scandal… https://t.co/hc4VpZSf1M— David French (@David French)1584668272.0
Remarkably, Burr and Loeffler sat next to each other throughout the impeachment hearings, which occurred as they bo… https://t.co/IQfH02adT0— Sam Stein (@Sam Stein)1584668431.0
Loeffler allegedly committed these corrupt and potentially criminal acts just 18 days (!) after being sworn in as a… https://t.co/AtNQwiJO51— Mehdi Hasan (@Mehdi Hasan)1584667808.0
Senators Burr and Loeffler should be investigated by authorities and the Senate Ethics Committee. If the evidence… https://t.co/aAhZGZr4TM— Julián Castro (@Julián Castro)1584668214.0
GOP Senators Richard Burr and Kelly Loeffler’s pre-pandemic insider trading hit a nerve of anger within me that I h… https://t.co/rgSDmLcKtr— Elise Jordan (@Elise Jordan)1584667560.0
To be clear, Sen Loeffler not only dumped stock, illegally using non-public information (allegedly), she used the p… https://t.co/20zWwcux4D— Julia Ioffe (@Julia Ioffe)1584667306.0