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To: Senators Richard Burr and Kelly Loeffler
Tell Senators Burr and Loeffler: Resign for insider trading on the coronavirus
These senators were in a position to make a difference when it mattered. They could have led a bipartisan effort to fund an expansion of health care infrastructure or urged people to practice social distancing. They could have acted to protect Americans now being crushed by the coronavirus-driven economic collapse. Instead they sold their stock illegally and made millions of dollars. They need to resign. Now.
Why is this important?
Demand Progress filed a formal complaint with the Senate Ethics Committee calling for an investigation into Senator Richard Burr for insider trading. He and Senator Kelly Loeffler also need to resign.
At the very same time that Senator Burr and Senator Loeffler were telling the public that the "economy is strong" and even attacking Democrats for exaggerating the danger of the coronavirus, they were dumping millions of dollars of stock holdings based on classified intelligence.
Senators Burr and Loeffler are counting on us to be too wrapped up in the exploding coronavirus news cycle to take them to task — but this corruption is just too immense. Demand Progress is filing with the Senate Ethics Committee and the Securities and Exchange Commission to launch a formal investigation into these senators' insider trading. We're also leading the coalition asking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to remove Sen. Burr as chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee -- and both need to resign. Now.