Facing criticism from fellow Republicans and political leaders across the aisle, NYT editorial calls out Loeffler for “morally reprehensible” behavior
ATLANTA — In a stunning new editorial, the New York Times is calling for the Senate to launch a full ethics investigation “and, if warranted…criminal prosecution” for unelected “political-mega donor” Senator Kelly Loeffler as a result of her ongoing scandal in which she dumped up to millions of dollars worth of stocks after a private all-Senate briefing.
The NYT joins a growing chorus of members of both parties who have criticized Loeffler after bombshell reports revealed the unelected senator sold up to $3.1 million worth of stocks in the early days of the ongoing outbreak while “talking down the threat of the coronavirus.” Loeffler even bought as much as $250,000 worth of stock in a telework company which later increased in value “as a result of coronavirus-induced market turmoil.”
The NYT’s editorial board accuses Loeffler and her fellow Senator Richard Burr of having “prioritized their stock portfolios, in a rank betrayal of the public trust” as she “misled an already anxious and confused public.” The editorial goes on to categorize her alleged behavior as “possibly in violation of the law” in addition to being “morally reprehensible.”
Read the NYT’s blistering editorial against Loeffler’s stock sell-off scandal:
NYT: Did Richard Burr and Kelly Loeffler Profit From the Pandemic?