Nancy Pelosi was asked this question by a reporter on December 15: “Madam Speaker, Insider just completed a five‑month investigation finding that 49 Members of Congress and 182 senior Congressional staffers have violated the STOCK Act, the insider trading law. I’m wondering if you have any reaction to that. And secondly, should Members of Congress and their spouses be banned from trading individual stocks while serving in Congress?”
The Speaker responded, “I don’t – no, to the second one. Any – we have a responsibility to report in the stock – on the stock. But I don’t – I’m not familiar with that five month review, but if the people aren’t reporting, they should be.”
She then added, “Because this is a free market and people – we are a free market economy. They should be able to participate in that.”
On December 30th, Pelosi went on to purchase millions of dollars worth of call options from brand-name companies.
From The Daily Wire:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and husband Paul Pelosi bought millions of dollars worth of call options for stocks just days after she defended members of Congress being able to buy stocks.
More from New York Post:
The Pelosi family’s trades this month include Google and Salesforce call options worth between $500,000 and $1 million each, as well as Roblox call options valued at between $100,000 and $250,000. The duo also bought up between $250,000 and $500,000 in calls for chipmaker Micron Technology and between $100,000 and $250,000 of Disney call options in disclosures that were earlier reported by Congresstrading.com.
If it’s not yet clear to you that politicians should NOT walk out of office with a net worth that vastly exceeds what they went in with, then you’re not doing politics right.
Pelosi and her ilk are a direct threat to democracy, but in her eyes, you – the blue-collar, hardworking, average Joe who loves his country – are the problem.
What are Californians thinking? Why do they keep re-electing this woman? What are her peers in Congress thinking as they keep electing her as Speaker of the House?
Has she shown herself to be an example for girls and women? Has she shown herself to be a leader?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you may need to seek help.
From The Daily Wire:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) referred to fellow lawmakers in Congress as “the enemy” on Thursday and said that, because of those lawmakers, she may approve increasing security spending for House members.
Pelosi delivered the remarks during her weekly press conference on Thursday. Over thirty members of Congress, largely Democrats, sent a letter to Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) asking the leaders whether members may use their congressional allowances to fund additional security for themselves in their home districts.
When asked about her “enemy is within” comment, Pelosi said, “It means that we have members of Congress that want to bring guns on the floor and have threatened violence on other members of Congress.”