Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Saturday that there should be ethics probes into the pre-coronavirus stock sales by Sens. Richard Burr, Dianne Feinstein and others, warning of an “appearance” of a conflict of interest.Schumer, D-N.Y., called for the investigations on MSNBC Saturday after Burr, R-N.C., Feinstein, D-Calif., as well as Sens. James Inhofe, R-Okla., and Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., were hit with allegations of selling large amounts of stocks before the coronavirus crisis rocked Wall Street.BURR SEEKS ETHICS REVIEW OF HIS STOCK SALES IN RUN-UP TO CORONAVIRUS CRISIS“The answer, in one word, is yes. There should be and there will be,” Schumer said on MSNBC. “I don’t own any stocks. I think it’s a very bad idea for senators to own stocks.”He added: “There is either a conflict or an appearance of conflict, and one of the things we need with the public is some degree of trust. It’s pretty low right now.”Schumer said lawmakers who own stocks and “benefit from something that no one else can” diminish public trust in government.“It’s just, the American people have even less faith in government, and, at a time like this, the American people need to have faith,” Schumer said.Schumer’s calls for an ethics probe


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