Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s husband just spent up to $295,000 on stock in companies that contradict Republican lawmaker’s BLM and LGBTQ stances

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s husband, Perry Greene, just bought up to $295,000 worth of stock in companies that have primarily and openly supported social efforts the Republican congressman vehemently opposes, like the Black Lives Matter movement and LGBTQ+ rights.

On June 10, Perry Greene bought for four or five figures of shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation, Goldman Sachs Group, Home Depot, Intel Corporation, Nestl, Proctor & Gamble Company, United Parcel Service and Visa Inc., according to a financial report personal. disclosure Marjorie Taylor Greene filed June 20 with the U.S. House of Representatives.

Greene called Black Lives Matter “our county’s strongest terrorist threat.”

In May, Greene also predicted that straight people would disappear in part because of “trans terrorists” and LGBTQ-related education in schools.

“Probably in about four or five generations, no one will be straight. Everyone will either be gay, or trans, or nonconforming, or whatever list of 50 or 60 different options there are,” Greene said in a post. video.

Greene’s statements stand in stark contrast to statements made by the companies her husband has now invested in.

“Black lives matter. They matter to us inside Nestl and they matter to us outside of Nestl,” the global food giant said in a message from its management team.

“We need to focus on the importance of Black Lives and what we can do to bring about real and lasting change to end social injustice and racial inequality,” Visa’s CEO wrote. , Al Kelly, in July 2020.

Similarly, in May 2020, then-Intel CEO Bob Swan sent a memo to Intel employees “in response to recent senseless acts of racism and violence in the United States”, in which he pledged $1 million dollars from Intel to non-profit and community organizations. “social injustice and anti-racism.”

He also encouraged employees to consider donating to the Black Lives Matter Foundation, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and others. The company also shared social media posts to celebrate Pride Month.

Together, the shares newly purchased by Perry Greene are worth between $87,000 and $295,000. Federal lawmakers are only required to disclose the value of their stock trades, and those of their spouses and dependent children, within broad ranges.

Greene and her husband have previously invested in companies that have publicly opposed Greene’s positions on social issues, including Walt Disney Co. and Walmart. In January, Greene also revealed that she sold up to $15,000 worth of Activision Blizzard stock on Jan. 18, the day news broke that Microsoft was planning to buy the video game company.

Greene’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In September, Greene told Insider that she doesn’t personally control her own investments.

“I have an independent investment advisor who has full discretion over my accounts. I don’t direct any trades,” she said.

It has long been legal for members of Congress and their spouses to buy, sell and own individual stocks, including stocks of companies that have significant business before Congress or may be affected by the congressional decisions.

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