Flashback=> Pelosi’s Air Force Travel Expenses Cost Taxpayers $2.1 Million – Including $101,429 for In-Flight Booze and Food
HHS Secretary Tom Price resigned today from the Trump Administration.
Dr. Tom Price resigned after media criticism over his repeatedly taking expensive private jets.
Obama officials took 94 private flights during their first 8 months.
Trump officials took 77 private flights during their first 8 months.
Price had taken private jets and taken trips overseas using military jets, at a cost of more than $500,000.
But the media said nothing when former speaker Nancy Pelosi’s military travel expenses cost taxpayers $2,100,744.59 over a two-year period — $101,429.14 for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol.
Judicial Watch reported:
Speaker Pelosi used Air Force aircraft to travel back to her district at an average cost of $28,210.51 per flight. The average cost of an international congressional delegation (CODEL) is $228,563.33. Of the 103 Pelosi-led CODELs, 31 trips included members of the House Speaker’s family.
One CODEL traveling from Washington, D.C. through Tel Aviv, Israel to Baghdad, Iraq from May 15-20, 2008, “to discuss matters of mutual concern with government leaders” included members of Congress and their spouses and cost $17,931 per hour in aircraft alone. Purchases for the CODEL 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, Dewars scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniels whiskey, Corona beer and several bottles of wine.
The media also didn’t seem very concerned when Obama traveled the country to campaign for Hillary.