Republican Senator Josh Hawley (MO.) has received unlikely support for his PELOSI Act.
Left-leaning Moderates and progressives have come out in support of the policy Hawley introduced on Tuesday (January 24).
The Preventing Elected Leaders from Owning Securities and Investments (PELOSI) Act is intended to prevent members of Congress or their spouses from trading stocks.
The policy he introduced comes as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Lawmaker who inspired the policy, had to field questions about selling up to $3 million in Google stocks a month before the Department of Justice announced it would be filing an antitrust lawsuit against the Alphabet Inc. subsidiary.
Many have asserted Pelosi used the information she received while being House Speaker to make the decision.
In response to a question about the odd timing of Pelosi’s transaction, Hawley tweeted that people were querying why he named the policy the PELOSI Act, relaying that “Now you know.”
Commenting on Hawley’s act, Briahna Joy Gray, who served as national press secretary for Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign and current political commentator on The Hill’s “Rising,” tweeted, “This just seems like good politics to me.”
Gray has previously locked horns with Hawley over his use of transphobic language.
Hawley’s bill also got support from former Ohio state Senator Nina Turner, another Democrat.
Turner asserted that while she disagreed with Hawley most of the time, she “wholeheartedly” agrees with his PELOSI Act.