GOP House leader demands investigation into Paul Pelosi over stock trades

To say that a long list of Democrats might be in huge trouble come the next term of Congress in 2023, assuming Republicans regain control of the House and possibly the Senate, would be a massive understatement.

That’s because Republican leaders have vowed to open multiple investigations and hearings concerning the Democrats’ behavior. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced this week that he’ll ensure an investigation into Paul Pelosi’s stock trading activity is a top priority.

At issue is the long list of remarkably profitable stock trades Paul Pelosi has made over the course of his wife, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), leading her party in Congress.

“What I’ve told everybody is we will come back, and we will not only investigate this, we will come back with a proposal to change the current behavior,” McCarthy said of a proposal to introduce legislation to stop people like Paul Pelosi from making stock trades, likely with the information he gleaned from his powerful wife.

“I think we need to bring trust back to this institution,” McCarthy said. “I think we have to do a thorough investigation and look at what is the proper role for members of Congress and what influence they have, and I don’t think the proper way to do this is Nancy Pelosi writing the bill because we have proven that she can’t do that.”

The proposal to stop members of Congress from engaging in such behavior has bipartisan support, as House Democrats are actually leading the charge.

House leaders have said that they’d like to get the legislation through the lower chamber by September.