Reading the discussion, I guess a follow-up question to the OP would be something like - to those who do not oppose Members of Congress owning and trading most stocks while in office, are you still against them using privileged non-public information when making descicions on what to buy or sell?
Technically, insider trading IS illegal by Members of congress, a point I’m sure Pelosi has made. Maybe if transparency, enforcement and sanctions were higher it wouldn’t be as big of a deal, but somehow I doubt people like Pelosi are too motivated to go even in that direction, since when the STOCK Act was passed in 2012, it was quietly gutted almost immediately afterwords:
Seems like Congress Members are very happy to eat their cake and have it too. A potentially simple solution to this is, of course, to ban most or all stock trading by Members altogether.