..another unforced error by a prominent Democrat.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday said lawmakers should not be barred from trading stock….
“We are a free-market economy. They should be able to participate in that,” Pelosi, whose venture-capitalist husband holds tens of millions of dollars’ worth of stocks and options, told reporters Wednesday.
Pelosi has long said she has no involvement in or prior knowledge of her husband’s trading decisions and does not own any stock herself.
As we recall the headlines of not too long ago:
Sen. Kelly Loeffler sold at least $18 million more in stocks before the coronavirus crash than previously reported Loeffler is one of many lawmakers under fire for suspicious stock-trading activity following a coronavirus intel briefing.
Yes, Madam Speaker, I would certainly love to “participate in that free market economy”. The only glitch is that I don’t have $18 Million to play around with and I am not privy to House and Senate briefings. Sure, Madam Speaker, I’m sure that not once have you and your husband ever had a light conversation as to how things looked in DC and how he might move around his roughly $120 Million in the markets. Anyone who has been married knows that we never, ever talk about work problems, shop talk, and of course, we never invite co-workers over for a cookout or dinner party.
At least you’re not claiming that you can’t comment because “I’m being audited”.
This stinks. This is what makes it harder, once again, to convince working class Americans to vote for Democrats.