Tom Fitton is a government watchdog. He does all the dirty work to get sunlight on the shady aspects of our government.
He is in the trenches using the courts and the Freedom of Information Act to get the truth from our elected officials.
In short, he has credibility to spare and he is launching a new effort to keep Nancy Pelosi in check.
To that aim, he introduced a new petition to stop the abuse of public trust and profligate spending by Pelosi. The petition reads:
“Nancy Pelosi has spent millions in taxpayer dollars to travel the world for years. And she has been using American military aircraft to do it.
She treats the U.S. Air Force like it’s her own personal airline, making trips to Italy, the Ukraine and to her home in San Francisco. Many of these trips included personal friends and family members.
On top of that, Speaker Pelosi spent over $100,000 on lavish inflight expenses that include gourmet food and alcohol. All on the taxpayer dime.
Sign the petition now to help Judicial Watch expose the full truth about Nancy Pelosi’s out of control travel abuse of taxpayer dollars.”
The examples of Pelosi and other politicians taking full advantage of the perks of the office and too numerous to list but here is one exposed by the Daily Caller back in January:
“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 other Democratic members of Congress, including California Rep. Anna Eshoo, after “token” Republican Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner pulled out last minute, reported The Washington Post in 2015.
Four family members, including Pelosi’s husband Paul Pelosi, were slated to go on the trip. The delegation was scheduled to dine 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.”
You can sign the petition here.