When Hollywood stars criticize Congress members for potential corruption, you know it’s a serious problem.
Russell Brand, a British actor and comedian, did not hold back his vehement condemnation and ridicule of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her husband’s interests in stock trading that corresponded with laws passed by Congress.
Brand alleged in a video posted on Thursday that the Pelosi family benefited from the California Democrat’s high-level government job by providing her husband, Paul Pelosi, with “insider information.”
“Are members of Congress, such as Nancy Pelosi, becoming wealthy because of chance, or because they have access to insider trading knowledge that they pass on to their stock-trading husbands?” Brand stated.
In a YouTube video titled “You’ve Gotta Be F***ing Kidding Me,” the comic railed on the Pelosis and larger legislative corruption.
“Today we’re talking about Nancy Pelosi and the stock market. She has been confronted with the grim truth that possibly some people believe that Nancy Pelosi’s trading deals, or the Pelosi family’s trading deals, are somewhat benefiting from Nancy Pelosi’s insider information,” he added.
Brand criticized the House speaker after it was revealed that her husband purchased 20,000 shares of Nvidia, a technology company that creates microchips, in June, shortly before Congress voted on legislation promoting the semiconductor sector.
According to The Hill, the stocks were worth between $1 million and $5 million.
Paul Pelosi, according to a spokeswoman, “decided to sell the shares at a loss rather than let the disinformation in the news over this sale to continue” after the transaction made headlines.
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“Now, if you see a connection between Nancy Pelosi debating about whether to give billions of dollars of support to the chip industry, and Paul Pelosi investing in the chip industry, you’re obviously some sort of conspiracy theorist,” Brand said of people who pointed out the obvious truth.
The bill in question was created to support the domestic manufacturing of microchips, which power American smartphones, cars and computers, among other technological equipment. President Joe Biden is expected to sign the act into law, NPR reported. CONTINUE READING…