Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), who used her insider information on the coronavirus to enrich herself, is now claiming that her actions were legal and that her critics are just “socialists.”
Loeffler appeared on Fox News on Friday to try to defend herself against charges that she used her insider knowledge on the COVID-19 crisis to make a profit.
The Republican claimed that she did nothing wrong and that people are jealous of her “success.”
“We have taken extraordinary measures to make sure that we can’t be attacked for our success,” she said.
The Georgia senator then swung to claiming that any criticisms of her COVID-19 stock trades were on par with socialism.
“This gets at the very heart of why I came to Washington, to defend free enterprise, to defend capitalism, and this is a socialist attack,” she said. “We have taken extraordinary measures and I am focused solely on working for Georgians.”
Take a look at her remarks in the video clip below:
"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