“To have sold and then bought stocks that benefit them personally is just very, very frustrating,” Collins said. “And it’s very disheartening for those of us who have been in public service.”

“This is just not something you want to see, being perceived as profiting off a crisis,” Collins added, though he did not call on her to resign or face an Senate Ethics Committee investigation…

One Georgia Republican operative, who requested anonymity to speak candidly, said Loeffler was in a “perilous” political situation caused by the revelations about her stocks specifically because, in the all-party November contest, another Republican was on the ballot.

“They can’t just appeal to partisan loyalties and say, ‘Don’t believe these storylines. This is a media attack,’” the operative said. “People have somewhere else to go if they’re uncertain about her, and that’s a really dangerous place to be.”