Dem Rep rips Pelosi for ‘failure of House leadership’ after STOCK Act tanks, calls for ‘new leaders’ – IOTW Report

Dem Rep rips Pelosi for ‘failure of House leadership’ after STOCK Act tanks, calls for ‘new leaders’


U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday for a failure of leadership after she refused to address legislation that would have imposed tougher stock trading restrictions on members of Congress.

The legislation is personal to Spanberger who has been working on it since 2020. Her goal was to strengthen the provisions of the STOCK Act, a 2012 law that prohibits Congress members from using insider information to profit from stock trading, according to Fox News.

At one point this year, support for a full ban on trading by lawmakers gained momentum but the Virginia Democrat claims that Pelosi and other Democratic leaders scuttled it.

“[A]fter first signaling her opposition to these reforms, the Speaker purportedly reversed her position,” Spanberger asserted. “However, our bipartisan reform coalition was then subjected to repeated delay tactics, hand-waving gestures, and blatant instances of Lucy pulling the football.”

“This moment marks a failure of House leadership — and it’s yet another example of why I believe that the Democratic Party needs new leaders in the halls of Capitol Hill,” she charged, according to Fox News. more

7 Comments on Dem Rep rips Pelosi for ‘failure of House leadership’ after STOCK Act tanks, calls for ‘new leaders’

  1. Why would anyone expect criminals to act like members of Congress?
    But then, I repeat myself. Apologies to Sam Clemens.

  2. Pelosi isn’t going to allow the goose that lays the golden eggs to be killed.

    That would be (almost) as bad as ending corruption through legislation.
    A substantial part of all money Legislated comes back to the Legislators – see: Ukraine, ACORN and the like, “Green” bullshit, “Climate Change” bullshit, all that “Get Out the Vote” bullshit, Welfare Reform, most Agricultural legislation, and Union legislation.

    mortem tyrannis
    izlamo delenda est …

  3. Its just a bill that leadership actually read… That’s why it went down in flames. If these idiot democrats want to get legislation passed all they have to do is get the NYT’s to write a glowing op-ed about it and name the bill the exact opposite of what it does. It will sail right through… Happens all the time.

  4. Nancy is well north of eighty. How much more money does she need?
    For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?

    Jesus Christ

  5. spanberger. another Dem who won when miraculously a thumb drive was found a few days after the ele tion with…..tons of votes for her that put her over the top

  6. Wayne
    “How much more money does she need?”
    It isn’t even about money, it is about how hard they can f__kover the little people. Then cackle like Kamala. Anthony Fauci is another prime example.


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