‘Air Pelosi’: Watchdog revisits House speaker’s hefty travel expenses on military aircraft

By Jennifer Harper:

President Trump recently denied House Speaker Nancy Pelosi the use of a military aircraft for a congressional delegation trip to Afghanistan. Mr. Trump’s decision prompted Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton to revisit Mrs. Pelosi’s travel habits; the watchdog organization has tracked her use of military jets for more than a decade through Defense Department documents obtained through Freedom of Information requests.

“For years we have been exposing the lucrative travel our leaders enjoy at taxpayer expense. We have long noted Pelosi’s abuse of the perks of public office that granted her access to luxury military travel,” Mr. Fitton wrote in an op-ed titled “Air Pelosi” for Fox News, providing numerous examples.

“We reported in 2010 that Pelosi’s jet travel cost the Air Force $2,100,744.59 over a two-year period — $101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol,” Mr. Fitton said, noting that the average cost on an international congressional delegation trip was $228,563.33.

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