But that statement is not a factual representation of the truth. Tom placed all his investments into a blind trust managed by an investment banker. He then had no power over the investment choices made by the banker. The banker made investment choices. At the same time, not knowing in which stocks he was invested, Tom made legislative decisions that were supported by the majority of the other legislators (he did not make those decisions unilaterally). He is not guilty of doing anything unethical in this case.