Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) came under fire last month after news broke that she sold millions of dollars of stocks after a senators-only briefing on the virus that's caused a global pandemic. This was just before the stock market plummeted by thousands of points in the face of uncertainty in the national health crisis.
Loeffler also invested in Citrix, a telework software company, just before millions of Americans began working from home.
But she wasn't done yet.
A new report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution indicates that Loeffler also invested in a company that manufactures personal protective equipment, of which there is a massive shortage as virus cases continue to rise.
Loeffler's husband is the Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange.
The Senator's team denied any wrongdoing:
"Sen. Loeffler came to Washington on a promise to be a different kind of elected official. She holds herself to high standards of ethics and transparency, including acting in accordance with both the letter and spirit of the law, which she has done at every step of her time in the Senate and in her lengthy career in financial services."
Loeffler, who was appointed by Georgia Republican Governor Brian Kemp to replace former Senator Johnny Isakson, is up for reelection this November. She's currently facing a primary challenge from Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA). Both are vocal allies of President Donald Trump.
Loeffler may face an uphill battle in her first attempt to be elected to the Senate, if reactions to these latest disclosures are any indication.
Where is the investigation? Why is she still making laws for our country? https://t.co/LBQ8j9aOFd— jmcmahon_plat2 (@jmcmahon_plat2)1585778495.0
Republic Senator Kelky Loeffler's abominable insider trading must be punished. Even today, after being ignominiousl… https://t.co/5ZM3ofEYo9— Dario Navarro (@Dario Navarro)1585757753.0
Weird. It's like her money is more important than the lives of the people she's supposed to be working for. That's… https://t.co/aPEtbEBC2f— Timbicktoo (@Timbicktoo)1585769099.0
Anyone involved in this type of stuff should be immediately stopped from performing their job until an investigatio… https://t.co/jRUnPSfO6Y— Adam Strangis (@Adam Strangis)1585760955.0
Some are calling for Loeffler to face prosecution and even imprisonment.
She needs to be gone from office and prosecuted for insider trading. https://t.co/vvLyYtMrIs— Ocean McIntyre (@Ocean McIntyre)1585760246.0
Jail time for *anyone*, regardless of party, who profited from insider trading - knowing that a deadly virus was sp… https://t.co/AScAy88trZ— Robert Dean (@Robert Dean)1585763126.0
Lock her up--along with ANY others in Congress who made insider trade profits on info while lying to reassure the p… https://t.co/n55QAWUZvA— Martha (@Martha)1585777091.0
Charge this trifling grifter. Any and all profits she has made off this pandemic need to be seized. https://t.co/rtKFXcKS0l— 🇨🇦 Monte Alto 🇬🇧 (@🇨🇦 Monte Alto 🇬🇧)1585767720.0
But considering the corruption already tolerated by many in the Republican party, people weren't optimistic that Loeffler would face anything resembling justice.
Nothing can be done about it until we vote #Democrat in November. Right now, they can do whatever they want becaus… https://t.co/TeQ6xk4ArK— This is the moment (@This is the moment)1585771262.0
The DOJ's been compromised & we won't get convictions. They'll dismiss it Burr was like, "yeah, I want the Senate… https://t.co/oSk3qRKvvB— Rise of the Alien Queen (@Rise of the Alien Queen)1585767402.0
What are the odds that our elected officials who profited off COVID-19 will face any real repercussions? Insider t… https://t.co/iGH31tTTOb— Joe Fann (@Joe Fann)1585761228.0