US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who is also running for the presidency in 2020 bought a set of cryptocurrencies at the height of the crypto bull market.
In December 2017, Gabbard bought Litecoin and Ether at the height of the crypto bull market, according to federal filings.
Tulsi Gabbard bought $1,001 to $15,000 of Ether and Litecoin in December 2017. At the time, the bitcoin price soared to a record high of $19,500.
It’s unclear how much crypto Gabbard currently holds. However, it’s likely that she lost some money on her investments amid the ongoing bear market.
Below is a picture of her crypto purchases:
She’s not the first member of the Congress to have purchased crypto.
Other US lawmakers who invested in crypto include Republican Bob Goodlatte, a 13-term Congressman from Virginia.
In 2018, Goodlatte revealed that he held $17,000 to $80,000 worth of bitcoin, bitcoin cash and Ether.
Goodlatte’s son, Bobby Goodlatte Jr., is an angel investor in Coinbase, the largest US-based crypto exchange.
In regards to her campaign for the presidency, Gabbard says her main concern is to make sure that the US does not continue to intervene in ongoing conflicts in the Middle East.
Her other priorities include climate change, health care, and criminal justice reform.