Josh Hawley: Members of Congress must end personal stock trading while in office

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A recent public revelation about big money stock purchases by the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, prompted a reaction Wednesday night from U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo.

During an appearance on “The Ingraham Angle,” Hawley agreed with Fox News host Laura Ingraham that the significant personal investments of members of Congress and their spouses — as well as major media companies and corporations universities – could negatively influence how they deal with China, among other possible adverse effects.

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American SEN. JOSH HAWLEY, R-MO: I think when it comes to Congress, one of the most fundamental things that we should be able to expect…that citizen voters should be able to expect is that people who go to Congress have to focus on what what the people want and not line their pockets and fill their own wallets – which is why I think it’s time to ban stock trading by members of Congress.

It’s no exaggeration to say that if you’re going to Congress, you should either do what most Americans do, which is put their savings in broad-based mutual funds, or put them in a blind trust.

But either way, members of Congress should focus on what people sent them there and not on what Nancy Pelosi apparently did who sells stocks and trades and improves her own personal wealth at the over all these years.

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