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Wed Apr 15, 2020, 05:01 PM

Tillis declines to say whether Burr should step down as Senate Intelligence chairman because of stoc

Source: Washington Post

Tillis declines to say whether Burr should step down as Senate Intelligence chairman because of stock trade investigation

By Paul Kane and Felicia Sonmez
April 15, 2020 at 11:28 a.m. EDT

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) declined to say Wednesday whether his North Carolina colleague, Sen. Richard Burr (R), should stay on as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, saying only that the decision is up to GOP leadership.

Tillis, who is up for reelection in November, made the remark in an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, who also writes an opinion column for The Washington Post.

Burr has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks for stock trades he made as the United States braced for the coronavirus pandemic. The Justice Department is investigating the trades, and Burr has faced calls from some corners to resign.

In Wednesday’s radio interview, Hewitt raised the topic and said that he believes Burr “ought to step down as chairman of the Intel Committee.”

“Has there been any conversation with him about that?” he asked Tillis.

Tillis replied that he hadn’t discussed the matter with Burr and noted that the Senate Ethics Committee and Department of Justice are investigating.

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Wed Apr 15, 2020, 05:16 PM

1. I despise them both.

They are from my area of NC. I can't stand either one of them. They BOTH should stand down. Remember Tillis is the moron who would have it so no restaurant worker has to wash their hands after taking a crap. That was one of his first complaints when he got in office. He sees that as an issue. He has issues.

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