Press Release: De Gregorio: After Kremlin Sanctions, Gottheimer Must Choose Between Conflicted Russian Business Interests and Constituents

April 14, 2022

Again calls for Republicans Pallotta and Schneiderman to join him in Stock Ban pledge

Fair Lawn – Today, Nick De Gregorio, a Marine Veteran – who served in Iraq and Afghanistan – and Republican Candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District, issued the following statement in response to new reports that the Kremlin has issued retaliatory sanctions against incumbent Democratic Congressman Josh Gottheimer’s business interests in Russian companies.
“Josh needs to immediately decide what he cares about more: his reputation as the most active day trader in Congress or his representation of New Jersey families in the Fifth District. This perfectly illustrates the conflict of interest that we have been the first and only candidate to call out among the Republican primary field: our elected representatives should not be in positions where their stock ownership makes them vulnerable to manipulation from hostile foreign powers or any other business interest. It’s long past the time for Josh to give up his stock portfolio and for my Republican opponents to do the same.” – Nick De Gregorio