Nets Skip Pelosi Opposing Bipartisan Push to End Stock Trading for Congress

Nicholas Fondacaro | January 12, 2022
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While ABC’s World News Tonight and CBS Evening News were gushing about the House January 6 committee asking House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to voluntarily come before them Wednesday, they ignored his vow and the bipartisan push to limit or ban stock trading for members of Congress and their spouses. And in doing so, they ignored Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) vocal opposition to the idea and personal benefit.

“There’s increasing momentum tonight on Capitol Hill to put a limit or possibly prohibit stock ownership or trading by congressional lawmakers. Republicans are signaling action should they win back the majority,” announced Bret Baier, anchor of Fox News Channel’s Special Report. “Some progressive Democrats are also now on board.”

As stated above, ABC and CBS focused on a McCarthy controversy; meanwhile, NBC Nightly News ignored him altogether. But over on Fox, chief Washington correspondent Mike Emanuel highlighted McCarthy’s plan for legislation and his calling out of Pelosi for personally benefiting from stock trading while in office.