PELOSI – the Democrat that was and isn’t!
Even the very liberal Atlantic was booing the Pelosi stage appearance in 2017. Democrats saw her as a liability to the party for being out of touch, delusional, disrespectful, and a band wagon of – one. Still she is House Speaker. What are the duties of a House Speaker? I can tell you what are NOT the duties – to travel anywhere for any political purpose! Including Brussels, Afghanistan, or anywhere else she and her entourage determine is their rightful destination. The fact that this latest entourage comes on the heels of trips to Hawaii and Puerto Rico wherein Congressional members partied and romped it up is rather telling of the US taxpayer funded jaunt to Europe.
The fact that she would utilize the Federal Shutdown as a freebie for vacationing and jaunting instead of negotiating is clearly destroying the credibility of the Democrat Party. The fact that there are no troops to visit in Brussels is a bit questioning. Obviously, the lies stack precariously.
The fact that she would have the audacity to tell the President what he can and can not do in terms of giving a State Of The Union Address is absolutely mind boggling, not to mention her reasoning – Secret Service and Homeland Security on furlough. Given Pelosi wouldn’t step foot in a public restroom without Secret Service, who was going to accompany her and protect her in Brussels and Afghanistan?
In addition, Pelosi’s claim that Trump wouldn’t have Secret Service cover during his State of The Union, was apparently not backed by any credible conversation given the Secret Service claim they were never even contacted by Pelosi to this regard.
Lies built on lies = truth? Would seem to be the Pelosi dictum.
In 2016, Pelosi used her entourage of security detail to buy shoes in St Helena, California.
It was Obama who altered the law and gave past President’s the authority to have secret service protection for LIFE in 2013 having been revoked in 1997. Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s ‘advisor’ was given secret service protection, an unheard of consideration in history!
In 2010, Judicial Watch uncovered that Pelosi’s ‘travel expenses’ cost US taxpayers $2,100,744.59 over a 2 year period. The bill 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. IN addition, only Kosher items would be acceptable.
Of course, she isn’t just trolling around by herself, she always makes sure to include a party list of notable friends, buddies, and buddies wives/and/or/girlfriends to accompany her on these lavish extravaganzas.
The combined net worth of Pelosi and her husband ranges from $30 million to $140 million. In either scenario, she should and could easily pay her own way. Perhaps it is time to put caps on Congressional spending based on net worth. Perhaps Pelosi has finally pushed taxpayers to the breech of insanity as she racks up millions termed – well beyond her role as Speaker.
“Elected by the whole of the House of Representatives, the Speaker acts as leader of the House and combines several roles: the institutional role of presiding officer and administrative head of the House, the role of leader of the majority party in the House, and the representative role of an elected member of the House.”
Nothing in that job description indicates lavish trips – ANYWHERE!