The worlds greatest debate club strikes again:
Facing Investigation Over Stock Trades, Sen. Richard Burr Received Money For Defense From 37 Other Lawmakers
[E]lection committees associated with 37 current and former lawmakers have contributed a total of $280,000 to the legal defense fund for Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), according to disclosures filed with the secretary of the senate.
The reports show a deep commitment from lawmakers to their embattled colleague, who the Department of Justice investigated for stock sales before closing the matter without filing charges in January.
We’ll cut to the chase: included in the defense fund were Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Mark Warner (D-VA), and Angus King (I-ME). As you might recall, Sen. Richard Burr (D-NC) got caught dumping hundreds of thousands of Ameros worth of stock last February, right before the market crashed.