So a congressional fact-finding mission to a war zone is not okay during a government shutdown is wrong, but a personal trip on the taxpayer’s dime to a resort is A-Okay?
Courtesy of Business Insider:
First Lady Melania Trump reportedly chartered a military plane to Florida on the same day President Donald Trump canceled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to save government money.
On Thursday — the 28th day of the government shutdown— Melania Trump flew to the private resort of Mar-a-Lago, Florida, from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, on an Air Force jet, NBC reported.
The reported trip came hours after Donald Trump told Pelosi he was canceling her trip to Afghanistan “in light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay.”
So does this mean that if the Speaker wanted to visit Mar-a-Lago she could take a military plane?
By the way, Pelosi actually looked into taking a commercial flight to Afghanistan after Trump canceled her flight.
However, it was decided that since Trump had also announced her intention to visit that it was much too dangerous.
It should be noted that the House Speaker is supposed to only fly on military planes for their own safety.