Friday, March 20, 2020

In the news: North Carolina Republican Senator Richard Burr

Meet Mr. Public Service

The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee warned a small group of well-connected constituents three weeks ago to prepare for dire economic and societal effects of the coronavirus, according to a secret recording obtained by NPR.  
The remarks from U.S. Sen. Richard Burr were more stark than any he had delivered in more public forums[emphasis added]

Soon after he offered public assurances that the government was ready to battle the coronavirus, the powerful chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr, sold off a significant percentage of his stocks, unloading between $628,000 and $1.72 million of his holdings on Feb. 13 in 33 separate transactions. 
As the head of the intelligence committee, Burr, a North Carolina Republican, has access to the government’s most highly classified information about threats to America’s security.

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GET ME REWRITE: Ron Johnson predicts up to 11,284,000 Americans will die of coronavirus.  (3/19/2020)

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