The Daily Beast reports:
Embattled Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) waved off the firestorm of controversy over stock trades she made following Senate coronavirus briefings, telling Fox News on Friday that the criticism she’s received is nothing more than a “socialist attack.”
Noting that Loeffler had appeared on their program last month to deny any wrongdoing, America’s Newsroom co-anchor Sandra Smith asked Loeffler whether she and her husband had gone through with liquidating those stocks.
“Yes, and I’ve been very open about addressing all those questions,” the Georgia lawmaker and wealthy ex-CEO replied. “This is a political attack that is designed to distract from the issue at hand and to use this outbreak to play politics.”
Kelly Loeffler says criticism of her coronavirus-era stock trades is “a socialist attack” https://t.co/XB1sehFRMA
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) April 17, 2020
“We have taken extraordinary measures to make sure that we can’t be attacked for our success … this is a socialist attack” — Fox News just had @SenatorLoeffler on for an interview and the one question they asked her about her coronavirus stock selling scandal was a softball pic.twitter.com/jNK3O0tK7K
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 17, 2020