Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Pelosi's Children Illegally Use Military Jets for Personal Travel

Legendary blogger Doug Ross wrote a blog on January 31 (h/t Larwyn) about Nancy Pelosi's children using military jets to travel illegally. Ross writes:

>"Is it a legitimate use of military jets to transport the Speaker of the House and her favored Congressional coterie for routine travel? Even if you believe it is -- and, personally, I do not -- any rational taxpayer would admit that it is monumental waste of money. Military flights cost between $5,000 and $20,000 per hour to operate. The Speaker and her passengers routinely reimburse the Air Force $120 to $400 for each flight.

"Since Nancy Pelosi took over as Speaker in 2006, she's rung up millions in military travel expenses to commute between San Francisco and Washington.

"Worse still, she also appears to have liberally requisitioned entire flights for the personal use of her used these flights to shuttle her children and grandchildren back and forth to DC. That is, unaccompanied by any member of Congress, her kids, in-laws and grandchildren are utilizing entire using military passenger jets for their route."

Ross provides
extensive documentation. Quoting Ross's conclusion:

"Pelosi must resign. Or she should be forcibly removed out of office. These activities, if not outright criminal, smell to high heaven."

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