Senator and chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr (R-NC), has pulled off one of the most sleazebag moves you can imagine. He had assured the public that our government was very much ready to take on the coronavirus pandemic, but then he secretly sold a huge portion of his stocks.
According to ProPublica, he unloaded "between $582,029 and $1.56 million of his holdings on Feb. 13 in 29 separate transactions."
It's also stated that he's got access to classified information and has been getting some daily updates on the coronavirus, all around the same time that he dumped his stocks - as per an article on Reuters.
The ProPublica story also suggests that the stock market took a huge decline, dropping 30%, since that sale.
In an even bigger problem, Burr is accused of telling a VIP group "at an exclusive social club a much more dire preview of the economic impact of the coronavirus than what he had told the public."
That was revealed in a secret tape that someone released, then NPR shared it.
I normally talk trash about Democrats and Mitt Romney, who is a trans-Democrat, but this is one of the few times I am happy to call out disgrace when I see one, and that would be Richard Burr.
You don't lie to the public and then sell your stocks because you know they're going to tank.
That is 100% disgusting and his voters should be highly disappointed in him for lying.
I don't care if Richard Burr is a Republican, he's still trash to me.