Dan Bongino pointed out something about Nancy Pelosi’s foreign trip that not a lot of people on cable television are talking about.
Congress routinely takes lavish trips overseas on the taxpayers’ dime and we don’t even really know what they do over there.
We were even warned about this in 2009. WATCH:
Not only that, Nancy Pelosi has a longgg track record of cushy travel paid for by you and me.
From Gateway Pundit:
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.
From Judicial Watch:
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.”
Tom Fitton was warning us about Nancy’s spending back in 2009.
Fitton posted a great thread on Twitter outlining just how ridiculous Nancy’s travel has been. You can read it here.
Nancy has millions and millions of dollars. You really think this is what the taxpayers are sending her to Washington to do?
This nonsense about how she had to fly to Afghanistan to get “briefed” is just insane. She could get briefed in D.C. This is about traveling the world to make deals and get richer while also avoiding having to negotiate over the wall.