While 40 million Americans are out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic some of Pelosi’s pals are cashing in.
A report from Alana Goodman at the Washington Free Beacon dishes the details:
Former aides to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) have raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars this year as registered lobbyists on coronavirus-related issues and legislation, according to federal disclosure records reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon.
At least seven ex-Pelosi aides, including her former chief of staff, senior counsel, and senior policy adviser, have registered as lobbyists on behalf of dozens of companies seeking benefits from coronavirus-related legislation.
The former aides lobbied on policies related to the coronavirus pandemic for over 50 clients in the first quarter of 2020. Their firms received over $2 million from these clients during this time. These fees were for lobbying on multiple issues in addition to coronavirus legislation and policies.
Winston Churchill famously said “never let a good crisis go to waste” and that certainly rings true for all of these pals of Pelosi as they attempt to cash in on the trillions of dollars being handed out during the pandemic.
Some of the lobbying clients who Pelosi’s former staff lobbied for include Delta Airlines, Uber, Verizon, Walgreen Co., and Facebook.
Unsurprisingly, Pelosi’s office would not respond to comment for the Free Beacon article.