Republican Sen. Richard Burr called for an investigation into his own actions on Friday.
ProPublica revealed on Thursday evening that Burr dumped as much as $1.72 million in stocks on February 13, days after reassuring the public that the US was well prepared to handle the novel coronavirus.
Burr said in a statement Friday that he "relied solely on public news reports to guide my decision regarding the sale of stocks on February 13."
"Understanding the assumption many could make in hindsight,...
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