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Friday, October 2, 2020
According to the independent watchdog Public Citizen, a filing like Gianforte’s “gives the public the impression that the member of Congress is trying to conceal their personal financial assets and potential conflicts of interest,” and “casts a poor light on the integrity of those members.”
Legislation has been introduced in Congress to fix the disclosure problems and make the websites more easily accessible. Greg Gianforte has refused to sign on to the bill.
Democrats and Republicans alike have long scrutinized Greg Gianforte’s shady financial dealings. After investing millions of dollars in COVID-related stocks, Montana’s Republican Attorney General accused Gianforte of insider trading. During the beginning of the pandemic, Gianforte made more investments than 99% of Congress, according to nonpartisan observers. Gianforte also promised to place all of his assets in a blind trust – he now admits that was a lie.
“From lying about putting his assets in a blind trust, to taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic for his own gain, Greg Gianforte simply can’t be trusted to put the interests of Montanans above his own,” said MDP Deputy Communications Director Matt Fidel. “New Jersey millionaire Greg Gianforte is a walking conflict of interest – he’s just wrong for Montana.”
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