St. Augustine's Congressman JOHN HENRY RUTHERFORD (R-FL4), right-wing ex-Sheriff of Duval County, has done it again (or not done it), failing to file timely disclosures of his stock purchases, as required by the STOCK ACT.
Other mortals are required to meet deadlines, but Congressman JOHN RUTHERFORD must reckons himself above the law, swathing his stock trades in secrecy long after they were required to be disclosed.
As Daniel Patrick Moynihan said, "Secrecy is for losers."
Congressman JOHN RUTHERFORD swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution and las of the United States.
Is JOHN RUTHERFORD now part of the insipid insurrectionist party of TRUMP, rebarbative retromingent Dull Republican energumens, for whom the Rule of Law has no meaning when applied to themselves and their self-righteous works and pomps?
RUTHERFORD is a close friend and ally of disgraced ex-Sheriff DAVID SHOAR, who legally changed his name from "HOAR" in 1994, and who perpetrated the continuing coverup of the September 2, 2010 homicide of Ms. Michelle O'Conell in the home of Sheriff's Deputy JEREMY BANKS, with BANKS' service weapon.
Query: Should Congressmen be allowed to own stock at all? Too many conflicts of interest? Who hooked RUTHERFORD up with investments in Brazilian development? You tell me.
From Florida Politics, November 22, 2021 story by Jacob Ogles:
John Rutherford failed to report pharma stock purchase on time