Tucker Carlson calls on Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) to resign and face prosecution for insider trading. Burr, the Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, allegedly sold stock after learning how devastating the coronavirus could be.
TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS: You may have seen news reports this afternoon that Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee sold more than a million dollars in stock in mid-February after learning about how devastating the Chinese coronavirus could be. He had inside information about what could happen to our country, which is now happening, but he didn't warn the public. He didn't give a primetime address. He didn't go on television to sound the alarm. He didn't even disavow an op-ed he'd written just 10 days before claiming America was "better prepared than ever for coronavirus."
He didn't do any of those things. Instead, what did he do? He dumped his shares in hotel stocks so he wouldn't lose money and then he stayed silent. Maybe there is an honest explanation for what he did. If there is, he should share it with the rest of us immediately. Otherwise, he must resign from the Senate and face prosecution for insider trading.
There is no greater moral crime than betraying your country in a time crisis and that appears to be what happened.
I asked Sen. Burr spokesperson Caitlin Carroll if her office had a comment re: the reports about the senator's stock sales amid the Coronavirus crisis.— Tim Mak (@timkmak) March 20, 2020
She responded, 'lol.'https://t.co/afyvzaMyXK pic.twitter.com/X6U3LkFGyI
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is calling on Republican Sen. Richard Burr to resign. https://t.co/PKulTfcalc— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 20, 2020