President Donald Trump recently sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to inform her that her scheduled trip would be delayed in favor of addressing the shutdown. But it’s becoming more clear that Pelosi has had this coming.
Judicial Watch president, Tom Fitton, has exposed Pelosi for consistently taking advantage of tax-payer dollars and abusing military travel.
He revealed that in addition to frequently using military aircraft as her international chauffeur, Pelosi regularly brings friends and family aboard and lavishes them with expensive alcohol, all on the government’s dime.
Fitton noted that, “Purchases for one Pelosi-led CODEL on May 15-20, 2008 included: Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey’s Irish Crème, Maker’s Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewar’s scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin.”
When it came to flight time, Fitton had those numbers as well. “Speaker Pelosi used the Air Force aircraft for a total of 85 trips, covering 206,264 miles, from March 2, 2009 through June 7, 2010. Pelosi, her guests and Air Force personnel logged a total of 428.6 hours on these flights,” he said.
It surprising that no one has called out Pelosi before this, just one more repercussion of her ill-advised letter to the president.