[…] The FBI investigation into Burr’s stock trades is not expected to affect his ability to take the gavel at the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions panel. If he passes on it, the post would go to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a libertarian-leaning senator who has clashed with infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci over the government’s coronavirus response.
The intrigue between Burr and Paul is just one piece of an intricate dance among potential committee chairmen as Republicans look poised to hold a narrow majority in January with two run-offs in Georgia awaiting. If Democrats can upset GOP Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in those races, the new GOP majority would be short-lived, provided Biden wins the presidency. And GOP leadership of the committees could look quite different.[…]
So, they think that Burr won’t get any info that could be used for insider trading while chairing the Health Committee? (*SMDH.*)