There is a reason we call Washington, D.C. a swamp. And it’s not because the Potomac is full of slime. It’s because all those people who claim to represent us more often than not appear to be helping themselves. And now, a new report is spilling the beans.
For years, Americans have called out politicians who pass laws that benefit special interests, not citizens. It seemed that our lawmakers were more interested in making donors and globalists happy. But the problem seems to be much worse than we thought, based on a new bombshell report.
From Business Insider:
Insider’s new investigative reporting project, “Conflicted Congress,” chronicles the myriad ways members of the US House and Senate have eviscerated their own ethical standards…
48 members of Congress and 182 senior-level congressional staffers who have violated a federal conflicts-of-interest law…
Nearly 75 federal lawmakers who held stocks in COVID-19 vaccine makers Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, or Pfizer in 2020, with many of them buying or selling these stocks in the early weeks of the pandemic.
Insider spent five months examining 9,000 financial documents from lawmakers and their top staffers. What they discovered is that numerous leaders in Congress have investments and other business concerns that created significant conflicts of interest.
And the website is saying they have violated laws that forbid congressmen from doing this.
The rules are simple. If you are a congress member, you have to disclose what investments you have and in what companies. With those details known, you are not allowed to make decisions (in committees and so forth) that could be influenced by your business connections.
Yet this report reveals that many, many lawmakers from both parties have connections with companies that create serious conflicts. Many held stock in medical companies, during 2020. Some shape defense policy, while investing in military contractors.
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And get this! More than one dozen Democrats, who talk on and on about the environment, are invested in oil companies. How can a “green” politician make money from companies that are “killing” the planet? Sounds like a serious conflict of interest to me.
Others that criticize the media also have money in big media names, like Disney or the New York Times.
The list goes on and on. People like Feinstein, Pelosi, McConnell, and RINOs like Liz Cheney all do this. The swamp runs pretty deep. Perhaps we need a bigger red wave than we thought?