Newsmax correspondent Mike Carter hit the streets to ask Americans what they thought of reports that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made up to $30 million on her husband’s stock trades while she was a sitting member of Congress on Thursday’s “Wake Up America.”
Does that seem fair? One New Yorker answered, “Definitely not.”
Another answered, “No, I don’t think it’s fair.”
Still another referred to the report as, “A whole lot of hypocrisy.”
Many Americans agree that lawmakers shouldn’t be profiting off of stocks when they can access or even alter insider information that would give them an advantage. Plus, it seems like Pelosi’s district hasn’t exactly prospered under her leadership. Why is she the one making money when her district continues to struggle with homelessness, drug addiction, unaffordable housing, and surging crime?
The issue seems clear to people on the street, so why can Congress address it? Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has. He said he’ll work to pass a bill that prohibits lawmakers from trading individual stocks while in office. Guess who doesn’t like that news?
Yep, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. But she’s not alone. There are some other Democrats who need to come clean on their stock trading as well. There are more details, so check out the full report for the run down on the Pelosi stock trade issue.