NYT Report Exposed David Perdue as the Senate’s “most prolific stock trader by far”
ATLANTA — Today, the latest in Senator David Perdue’s alarming stock trading scandals was prominently featured on the front page of the New York Times, highlighting a devastating new report that revealed Perdue’s stock transactions during his term in Washington accounted for “nearly a third” of all Senate trades reported in the past six years, making him the Senate’s “most prolific stock trader by far.” The report added Perdue’s 2,596 trades in just six years is “roughly equal” to the combined trading volume of the next five most active traders in the Senate, and that many of the trades “included a range of companies within his Senate committees’ oversight.”
The intensifying national scrutiny builds onto a host of freshly uncovered “well-timed” stock acquisitions amid new questions that have arisen since federal investigators exposed Perdue for lying to Georgians about having personal discretion over his stock trades.
“Senator Perdue’s corruption is so blatant and flagrant that he’s landed himself on the front page of the New York Times,” said Braxton Brewington, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Now the whole country can see what Georgians have known for six years –– Perdue is only out to enrich himself, not to serve hard-working families struggling in a pandemic.”