MTG owns stock in Disney, which they believe is “Pro-Child Predator”.

  • Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has accused The Walt Disney Co. of sexualizing children.
  • Greene also owns up to $45,000 worth of Disney stock.
  • Congress is actively debating whether to ban federal lawmakers from trading in stocks.

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene this week accused Walt Disney Co. of sexualizing children after the entertainment giant slammed a Florida education law that critics dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” law — and vowed to fight it.

“It’s hard to believe that Disney, Walt Disney, the Walt Disney Co., is exactly where this is happening,” she said during an interview with Infowars broadcaster and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. “This is supposed to be the happiest place on earth, a place where innocence is celebrated. But it seems to be where innocence is actually attacked.”

Greene added, “Walt Disney – they have to pay a heavy price for that.”

What Greene didn’t mention is that she is a Disney investor, according to personal financial information filed with the House Clerk.

At the start of 2021, Greene owned between $1,001 and $15,000 in Walt Disney Co. stock, according to its most recent annual financial disclosure.

Greene then added Disney stock to her portfolio. She bought shares for between $1,001 and $15,000 on Aug. 31, 2021 and more shares for the same range on Nov. 15, 2021, congressional records show. By law, members of Congress are only required to disclose the value of their wealth in broad areas.

Financial report by Marjorie Taylor Greene

A financial disclosure from Congress showing Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican from Georgia, is investing in Walt Disney Co. stock.

US House of Representatives Clerk

Financial report by Marjorie Taylor Greene

A financial disclosure from Congress showing Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican from Georgia, is investing in Walt Disney Co. stock.

US House of Representatives Clerk

When asked by Insider about her Disney holdings, Greene declined to delve into her ownership. The congresswoman said in an email Friday that “anyone who opposes anti-grooming laws like Florida’s is pro-child kidnappers. Stop sexualizing children.”

In September, Greene told Insider, “I have an independent investment advisor who has full decision-making authority over my accounts. I don’t run businesses.”

Greene, who regularly buys and sells individual company stocks, didn’t say whether she gave her adviser general advice, such as whether to avoid buying certain types of stock.

Nor did she address questions about whether members of Congress should even be allowed to buy and sell individual shares — an issue the House Management Committee is scheduled to consider at a public hearing in Congress on April 7.

The issue of federal lawmakers and their stock deals has heated up after the publication of the insider project Conflicted Congress, which found in December that dozens of lawmakers and at least 182 senior congressional staffers had failed to meet financial reporting requirements to stop trading with the Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012.

Conflicted Congress also found numerous examples of conflicts of interest, including four members of Congress or their spouses who either currently or recently invested money in Russian companies when Russia invaded Ukraine.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at CPAC

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference February 24, 2022 in Orlando, Florida.

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“Secretly benefit”

Jennifer Strahan, one of several candidates challenging Greene in the Georgia Republican primary in the 14th district, slammed Greene for owning Disney stock.

“Rep. Greene’s hypocrisy seems to know no bounds,” Strahan told Insider. “This is just another in a long list of examples where she has strong public opinion to attract attention but secretly benefits from the opposite.”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law March 28 what is officially known as the Parental Rights in Education Act. The law will restrict teachers’ teaching about sexual orientation, and gender identity is now law in Florida. It is scheduled to come into force on July 1.

While defenders say it will only apply to teachers of kindergarten through third graders, critics say the law could go further because it contains ambiguous language that prohibits such teaching “in a way that is not age or developmentally appropriate.” is”.

DeSantis publicly signed the law into law during a ceremony and press conference at a charter school in Spring Hill, Fla., and said there has been “a trend across the country to exclude parents from their children’s education.”

“In Florida, not only do we know parents have a right to be involved, we insist parents have a right to be involved,” said DeSantis, who is running for re-election this year as he spoke from behind a podium that read “Protect Children, support parents.”

Correspondent Kimberly Leonard contributed to this article.

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