Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal went ‘fact-free’ during a press conference at the Capitol Friday when she claimed a “very small percentage of the American people actually own stock.”
“A very small percentage of the American people actually own stock… This is the privilege of the wealthiest to even own stock. […] Let’s be clear that there is something very wrong when people who do own stock look at the trades of members of Congress in order to determine whether or not they should buy a stock,” said the Congresswoman.
According to a 2021 survey from Gallup, 56% of Americans say they own stock.
Watch the Congresswoman’s comments above.