On Wednesday, FBI agents executed a search warrant on Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) as part of an expanding investigation into stock trades he made while receiving classified coronavirus briefings.
The news quickly blew up on social media, with commenters scorning Burr's stock deals — and calling for him to face charges. Others openly hoped Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), caught up in a similar scandal, also gets a visit from the FBI.
BREAKING: FBI serves warrant on GOP Sen Richard Burr & seizes his cell phone Reminder: My GOP Opponent @RobWittman… https://t.co/Zh99dDiR4Y— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@Qasim Rashid, Esq.) 1589422399.0
Folks, Richard Burr is the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee. How have Republicans not yanked his chairman… https://t.co/pmBS0FK5zM— Matt McDermott (@Matt McDermott) 1589422373.0
@kylegriffin1 If a black man can be shot for jogging, we can imprison a white congressman for stealing millions.— Ben Kraus (@Ben Kraus) 1589422112.0
Legal bills will grow larger than those market gains pretty soon.... https://t.co/pJLBfZK19U— Stephanie Ruhle (@Stephanie Ruhle) 1589424159.0
I bet @SenatorLoeffler is feeling kind of nervous right now.— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡) 1589422639.0
@kylegriffin1 #KnockKnockFBI time for Kelly Loeffler. #NoOneIsAboveTheLaw— T2inDC (@T2inDC) 1589422250.0
@kylegriffin1 Kelly Loeffler is just lounging around the money bin in her home if the FBI is looking for something… https://t.co/R0UABFP29Z— Robert Johnson (@Robert Johnson) 1589421963.0
@kylegriffin1 Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up!— joepolitics (@joepolitics) 1589422137.0
@kylegriffin1 This feels like strong karma at work for his Russia cover-up antics. Do Barr next.— Super Angry Attorney (@Super Angry Attorney) 1589422070.0
Maybe if someone added “Gate” and tweeted about it, this real crime would get as much attention as the fake one the… https://t.co/bjwlZtgjh6— Dan Pfeiffer (@Dan Pfeiffer) 1589421936.0