Representative Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) lashed out at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in a shocking act of insubordination after Pelosi prevented a ban on politicians holding stocks.
Nancy Pelosi, like many politicians, has become obscenely wealthy off of stock trader, leading some to suspect that Pelosi and others like her have been engaged in insider trading.
Those concerns have led to a call for a ban on stock trading by members of Congress. Pelosi shocked absolutely no one when she came out against the idea of a stock trading ban.
Pelosi’s stance prompted Representative Spanberger to rip into Pelosi saying, “No. It cannot be a perk of the job for Members to trade on access to information.”
Spanberger is sponsoring a bill called the “TRUST in Congress Act,” which will require “elected officials and their families to place assets in a blind trust to prevent them from profiting off their positions.”
This spat between Pelosi and Spanberger sets up an interesting scenario for Republicans to exploit. Republicans would be wise to stand with Spanberger and hold Congress accountable while undermining Pelosi.
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