California Democrats use Republican’s Boeing stock move as ammo to pursue vulnerable seat

Rep. Mike Garcia (R-CA) is facing attacks from Democrats over his up to $50,000 Boeing stock sale in August 2020, which he failed to disclose before the deadline.

In an attempt to strip voter support from the incumbent Republican, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released a new ad highlighting several news reports that cited Garcia was being accused of insider trading. Garcia presides over a swing district labeled as a toss-up this November.

The sale came as the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee was investigating Boeing’s handling of crashes involving its 737 Max airliner. Garcia sold the stock in August 2020, the investigation released its report in September, and then disclosed it after the November elections. Garcia never faced any repercussions though ethics groups filed complaints alleging he violated the STOCK Act,
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