Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, an ardent critic of big tech, cashed in on up to $210,000 of stock in tech companies, financial disclosures reported by The Daily Beast show.
According to disclosure forms filed on February 19, cited by the outlet, Greene and her husband Perry recently sold between $49,000 and $210,000 worth of shares in tech giants including Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon on January 20.
Congressional disclosure forms don’t list exact values, only broad ranges, so its unclear exactly how much the couple owned and made on the stocks. It is also unclear which of the stocks were jointly owned, and which were owned only by her husband.
According to Greene’s only previous financial disclosure form, which was filed last May when she was running for Congress, among the stocks owned jointly or by her husband was some $30,000 in Facebook stock, according to The Daily Beast. It is not clear what the value of that stock would be now or when the Greenes sold it.
Greene did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The right-wing Republican, who represents Georgia’s 14th district, has long echoed former President Donald Trump’s attacks on social media giants including Facebook, claiming they are biased against conservatives.
In the wake of the January 6 Capitol riot, Twitter and Facebook barred Trump from using their platforms, saying he encouraged the rioters and spread false claims about the 2020 presidential election.
Facebook has also removed Greene’s posts in the past, including one from last September that showed her posing with a gun alongside images of the progressive congresswomen known as “The Squad,” which includes Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar.
In early February, the House also removed Greene from committee assignments when old social media posts in which she expressed support for far-right conspiracy theories, including the claim that school shootings were staged, emerged.
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