Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) just announced that she has no plans to quit her campaign for re-election, despite accusations of insider trading that arose early on in the coronavirus pandemic.
Loeffler came under fire after it was revealed that she had made over $20 million in stock sales after attending a closed-door Senate briefing on the growing coronavirus threat in January.
The embattled Senator denied having anything to do with the sales, saying that she does not control the activities of her stock portfolio.
She is currently under investigation by the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Several other Senators were accused of similar actions, including Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).
Despite calls for her to step down, Loeffler said on Thursday that “not only am I not dropping out, but I’m gonna win.”
“And no one’s going to intimidate me into thinking that that’s the right course for our party, for our state, for our country,” she continued. “I’m working hard to help reelect the president. I’m working hard to win my seat and keep the Senate in Republican hands.”