The spread of the Chinese coronavirus is now a political scandal.
And it threatens to engulf the GOP before the 2020 election.
Now Tucker Carlson demanded this top Republican got to jail over this coronavirus scandal.
National Public Radio shocked Americans when it broke the story that RINO Senator Richard Burr sold $1.5 million in stock after receiving a classified briefing in February on the dangers of the Chinese coronavirus.
As Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Burr had access to the most accurate assessment of the virus, and in public, Burr was telling Americans the government was well prepared to stop the spread of the virus.
But in a private talk to donors for North Carolina’s Tar Heel club in Washington, D.C. Burr warned his high dollar supporters.
This enraged Fox News host Tucker Carlson demanded Burr explain himself or resign and face jail time for insider trading.
“You may have seen news reports this afternoon that chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee sold more than a million dollars in stock in mid-February after learning about how devastating the Chinese coronavirus could be. He had inside information about what could happen to our country, which is now happening,” Carlson told his audience.
“But he didn’t warn the public. He didn’t give a primetime address. He didn’t go on television to sound the alarm. He didn’t even disavow an op-ed he’d written just 10 days before claiming America was ‘better prepared than ever for coronavirus.’”
“He didn’t do any of those things,” Carlson. “Instead, what did he do? He dumped his shares in hotel stocks so he wouldn’t lose money, and then he stayed silent. Maybe there is an honest explanation for what he did. If there is, he should share it with the rest of us immediately. Otherwise, he must resign from the Senate and face prosecution for insider trading. There is no greater moral crime than betraying your country in a time crisis, and that appears to be what happened.”
This scandal threatens not only the lives of Americans, but the GOP’s political fortunes in the 2020 election.
North Carolina is a key swing state.
If the public thinks Republican Senators hid the truth about the nature of the virus and then profited off their insider knowledge, the GOP’s Senate majority could be at risk.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.
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