Loeffler among senators whose stock trading during coronavirus raises questions - 2020-03-20
U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler had been on the job less than three weeks when she attended a private, senators-only briefing on the spread of COVID-19.
In the days and weeks after, financial disclosures show that either she or her spouse sold up to $3.1 million in stocks. They made just two purchase, both in companies whose software technology is now in demand as Americans are forced to work from home to stem the rise of the coronavirus.
These transactions have raised questions about whether Loeffler dumped stocks based on inside information she learned during the Jan. 24 briefing or others she was privy to as a senator. And the scrutiny of her financial deals have led both Democrats and Republicans to ask for her to resign or be investigated. One watchdog group has already filed an ethics complaint.