Actor Russell Brand blasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in a video recently posted on his YouTube channel over stock trades that her husband has made in recent days that line up with legislation being pushed by Congress.
In the video titled, “You’ve Gotta Be F***ing Kidding Me,” Brand suggests that the Pelosi family benefits from Pelosi having “insider information.”
“Are members of Congress, Nancy Pelosi, becoming rich because they are lucky or is it because they have access to insider trading information that they then give to their husbands who trade on the stock market?” Brand began. “Today we’re talking about Nancy Pelosi and the stock market. She has been confronted with the grim truth that possibly some people believe that Nancy Pelosi’s trading deals, or the Pelosi family’s trading deals, are somewhat benefiting from Nancy Pelosi’s insider information.”
Brand played a news clip about recent stocks that Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, had chosen to invest in, including 20,000 shares of Nvidia, which comes as Congress just voted to spend billions of dollars for the U.S. microchip industry.
“Now, if you see a connection between Nancy Pelosi debating about whether [to] give billions of dollars of support to the chip industry, and Paul Pelosi investing in the chip industry, you’re obviously some sort of conspiracy theorist,” Brand mockingly said.
Brand then broke down Pelosi’s response when a reporter asked her at a recent press conference whether she had ever provided information to her husband that led him to make moves in the stock market.
“If ever you’re asked a difficult question in public and you don’t answer it, there’s a few simple tips. First, ask them to repeat the question then sort of crane forward all weirdly,” Brand said as he played the clip of Pelosi asking the reporter to repeat the question.
“Then say, ‘no,’ as if you’re sort of offended by that, even though perhaps all day at work you’ve debating whether or not to give billions of dollars to the chip industry, your husband has just invested in the chip industry. And to make absolutely sure that people know you disapprove of the question, just give that microphone, just give it a little bobbing down, like it’s offered you fellatio but then showed reluctance. Then leave, just leave altogether, walk right out of there, don’t stop walking till you’re at home and you can enjoy some of the money you’ve made from the chip industry.”