Democratic Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez blasted GOP Sen. Richard Burr, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, saying he should resign from office after a secret recording revealed that he knew about the gravity of the coronavirus crisis and only told his wealthy donors about it, and then cashed out $1.6 million in stocks before the market plummeted.
Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, blasted Republican, who has been serving in Washington, DC since she was five-years-old.
“As Intel chairman, Sen. Burr got private briefings about Coronavirus weeks ago,” AOC posted on Twitter.
“Burr knew how bad it would be. He told the truth to his wealthy donors, while assuring the public that we were fine,” she explained. “THEN he sold off $1.6 million in stock before the fall.”
“He needs to resign,” the New York Congresswoman declared.
As Intel chairman, @SenatorBurr got private briefings about Coronavirus weeks ago.
Burr knew how bad it would be. He told the truth to his wealthy donors, while assuring the public that we were fine.
THEN he sold off $1.6 million in stock before the fall.
He needs to resign. https://t.co/IAITMbJ3R5
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 19, 2020