Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), 1 of 3 senators in coronavirus scandal, sold stocks weeks before virus panic

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), 1 of 3 senators in coronavirus scandal, sold stocks weeks before virus panic

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NPR.org is reporting that Sen. Richard Burr along with Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and conservative Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe, have all been implicated in the scandal for selling massive stocks after they all learned of the severity of the coronavirus crisis — and now the scandal could impact the fight for control of the Senate.

On Feb. 27, President Trump calmly addressed the nation about COVID-19, but on that same day, Senator Burr attended a luncheon organized by The Tarheel Circle at the Capitol Hill Club, and he delivered a different message.

“There’s one thing that I can tell you about this: It is much more aggressive in its transmission than anything that we have seen in recent history,” he said, according to a secret recording of the remarks obtained by NPR.  “It is probably more akin to the 1918 pandemic.”

There have been calls for the implicated lawmakers to resign from office over the scandal. And there’s more.

Read here: NPR.org

Senator Burr did not say he was considering stepping down.

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