Stock-dumping GOP senator faces swift backlash for claiming 'total exoneration' after DOJ drops probe
Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) (Screen cap).

Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) on Wednesday took a victory lap hours after the United States Department of Justice announced that it had dropped its investigation into her stock trading activities during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.


"Just like Donald Trump, I've been completely and totally exonerated," she wrote on Twitter before then taking a shot at "the fake news media, career politicians, and Swamp elites who thought they were going to take me down."

The Daily Beast broke news earlier this year that “between January 24th and February 14th... Loeffler reported selling stock jointly owned with her husband worth between $1,275,000 and $3,100,000,” even as she also invested in Citrix, a company that specializes in teleconferencing software that would stand to benefit financially from a mass pandemic.

In the weeks after she sold off her stocks, Loeffler also tried to reassure Americans that the Trump administration had control of the crisis and that the U.S. economy was strong enough to withstand the storm.

Loeffler has maintained throughout the investigation that she did not direct any of the stock sales, which she said were carried out independently by third-party brokers.

Even though the DOJ is not charging Loeffler with insider trading, many of her Twitter followers were not buying her boasts about being exonerated -- check out some reactions below.