Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Italy and Ukraine from July 30 to Aug. 6, 2015, cost the Air Force $184,587.81, according to newly released documents under a 2015 Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by Judicial Watch.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s congressional delegation (CODEL) to Belgium, Egypt and Afghanistan garnered extra attention after President Donald Trump banned her from using military aircraft, but the trip would not have been the first time she used Air Force money to travel the world.
Pelosi’s trip to Italy and Ukraine from July 30 to Aug. 6, 2015, cost the Air Force $184,587.81, according to documents released Saturday under a 2015 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit by Judicial Watch. Her delegation was made up of nine other members of Congress, including Democratic Reps. Anna Eshoo of California and Marcia Fudge of Ohio.
Four family members, including Pelosi’s husband Paul Pelosi, were on the trip. The delegation dined at restaurants including James Beard American Restaurant in Milan, where a five-course meal cost up to $190, according to Fine Dining Lovers. The lawmakers also toured the Vatican and met up with Italian dignitaries, including President Sergio Mattarella and then-Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, according to their itinerary.
Pelosi’s team apparently had some pretty specific requests for the Air Force officials working with them to coordinate the trip. More
There are absolutely zero reasons why any Congressman or Speaker should have paid trips abroad. They are American employees, not ambassadors.
This woman steals American’s hard earned taxpayer money. But when Americans wanted a tax cut she fought against it, and then called it crumbs. Ponder just for a minute on how self-absorbed and out of touch that really is.
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Nancy Pelosi Charged Nearly $200k To the Air Force To Fly Her Family & Other Lawmakers To Italy & Ukraine https://t.co/LvXDa4b6Am
— Hilohaw (@Hilohaw) January 21, 2019