Tucker Carlson: Burr Must Explain or Resign Over Stock Dump - 2020-03-20
Fox News host Tucker Carlson ended his program Thursday night by calling for Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) to resign and face prosecution for insider trading if he can't provide "an honest explanation" for dumping over $1 million of stock after he discovered the severity of the looming coronavirus pandemic.
Shortly before Carlson went to air Thursday night, ProPublica reported that after the Senate Intelligence Committee that Burr chairs began receiving daily briefings, he went on a Feb. 13 selling spree in which he sold up to $1.6 million of holdings. A week after he offloaded his stocks, which included shares in hotels and resorts, the market plummeted on coronavirus fears, and has since dropped more than 30 percent.
"He had inside information about what could happen to our country, which is now happening, but he didn't warn the public," the conservative Fox News host said in response to the report. "He didn't give a primetime address. He didn't go on television to sound the alarm."