Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Katie Jerkovich.
Former Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard went on Joe Rogan's podcast Tuesday and called out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for allegedly using her position to make huge amounts of money through stock trading.
Shortly after Gabbard announced she was no longer a member of the Democratic Party, she went on "The Joe Rogan Experience"
podcast to discuss how more and more people these days are starting to questioning exactly who their elected officials are actually working for.
Rogan said people should question, calling it a "complicated union ... between money and politics."
"I mean, it would be wonderful if we could get money entirely out of politics. If the only way that a politician could make money while they're in office is just their salary,"
the host shared. "Like, I'm sure you're aware of the Nancy Pelosi stuff, it's wild."
"And look, I think this is one of the good things about social media, is - of course, the mainstream corporate media is hardly covering it at all,"
Gabbard replied. "But because of social media, things like that are spreading like wildfire."
"Like, hey, Paul Pelosi is doing these trades within this period of time of Nancy Pelosi voting on this bill or bringing a bill to the floor - because we've got to remember Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House, nothing happens without her knowing about it or giving her stamp of approval,"
"So, regardless of whether it's happening in the Judiciary Committee ... if there's a bill coming to the floor and there's major legislation that's being passed or is being squashed, that is happening with her say so,"
Gabbard continued. "And so, just in these last few days ... once people started making noise, saying, 'Hey, you as a member of Congress or your spouse or your adult child' should not be allowed to conduct insider trading on issues that Congress is dealing with."
The former Democrat told the host that politicians "can't pretend anymore that they haven't been doing it."
She also noted that even as Pelosi is saying on one hand that Congress will "draft legislation"
to deal with it, Congress is about to take a break and "once again, she's refusing to bring the bill to the floor."
Rogan said the "last thing"
the House Speaker wants is to lose that "honey pot."
The host said Pelosi doesn't want it to become something people start questioning her about, noting that Pelosi makes "$200,000 a year,"
but her worth is "$200 million."
The two also talked about how Pelosi's husband Paul's stock record is better than the likes of Warren Buffett and George Soros, with Rogan saying it's "one-hundred percent insider trading"
that the House Speaker is doing.