Pelosi’s History of Abusing Military Travel – Bringing Family Members Aboard – Serving Top Shelf Liquor on Taxpayer Dime
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has a long history of abusing military travel and wasting taxpayer money with outrageous requests, last minute changes and cancellations.
Like every other Communist of yesteryear, Nancy Pelosi believes she is royalty rather than a public servant.
President Trump asserted his presidential power on Thursday and informed House Speaker Pelosi that her “public relations” trip to Afghanistan, Egypt, and Brussels has been postponed so that she can stay in DC and negotiate with him.
The media and Dems melted down and immediately attacked President Trump.
MSNBC hack Andrea Mitchell all of a sudden became a budget hawk and wanted to know how much it cost to fuel and prep the military plane for Pelosi’s trip and leave it standing on the runway after Trump pulled the plug.
What does it cost to fuel and prep a military 757 for congressional trip and leave it standing on the runway at JBA after @realDonaldTrump pulled the plug? Just asking..
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) January 17, 2019
Where was the media when Pelosi abused military travel for YEARS?
Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch uncovered Pelosi’s abuse of military travel on taxpayer dime which included bringing members of her family aboard and serving them top shelf liquor.
“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,” Tom Fitton said.
“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,” Mr. Fitton added.
Judicial Watch documented all of the “hidden costs” associated with Pelosi’s constant cancellations, last minute changes and outrageous demands going back to 2009:
- In response to a series of requests for military aircraft, one Defense Department official wrote, “Any chance of politely querying [Pelosi’s team] if they really intend to do all of these or are they just picking every weekend?…[T]here’s no need to block every weekend ‘just in case’…” The email also notes that Pelosi’s office had, “a history of canceling many of their past requests.”
- One DOD official complained about the “hidden costs” associated with the speaker’s last minute changes and cancellations. “We have…folks prepping the jets and crews driving in (not a short drive for some), cooking meals and preflighting the jets etc.”
Watch Tom Fitton rip Pelosi (who was House Speaker back then) apart for her outrageous demands and traveling on taxpayer dime back in 2009: