Stranded Pelosi and all her junkets – wait, now CODELS!


 

Anyone happening to watch cable news yesterday was in for a real treat. Here-to-for “Junkets” now receiving the term CODEL in everyday parlance. That is the “tell” for this delightful story.

Within an hour of the take off of the latest Congressional junket, Trump pulled the plug. The bus, carrying the participants sans Nancy was loaded and ready to go. Now what to do with the loaded bus?

Apparently the Congressmen were in shock. In disbelief. The bus sat there.

According to Fox News reporter, Chad Pergram, furious phone calls are flying back and forth from The Hill to the State to the Pentagon and White House.

 

Clearly the Congressmen didn’t want to be seen dis-embarking, after much delay round and round in a circle the bus went. Peter Doocy from Fox made a gallant effort by running after the bus to catch the disembarkment.

 

 

 

How about a pic about the disembarkment of Nancy’s wardrobe?

 

 

 

Getting back to Nancy. Let’s take a look at her travel plans when she was head honcho way back.

 

She LOVES to fly on our dime and brings family along. For example Pelosi used the Air Force aircraft for a total of 85 trips, covering 206,264 miles, from March 2, 2009 through June 7, 2010. Wow. Take a look at all of the “incidentals” in keeping Nancy in style

 

Speaker Pelosi came under fire in 2007 for requesting a 42-seat Air Force carrier to ferry the Speaker and her staff back and forth between San Francisco, CA and Washington, DC. Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was allowed access to a 12-seat commuter jet for security reasons after the events of 9/11.

“Taken together, these documents show that Speaker Pelosi treats the Air Force like her personal airline,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Not only does Speaker Pelosi issue unreasonable requests for military travel, but her office seems unconcerned about wasting taxpayer money with last minute cancellations and other demands.”

Watch Tom Fitton rip Pelosi (who was House Speaker back then) apart for her outrageous demands and traveling on taxpayer dime back in 2009:

 

 

 

“Purchases for one Pelosi-led CODEL on May 15-20, 2008 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, Dewar’s scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin,” Tom Fitton said.

“Speaker Pelosi used the Air Force aircraft for a total of 85 trips, covering 206,264 miles, from March 2, 2009 through June 7, 2010. Pelosi, her guests and Air Force personnel logged a total of 428.6 hours on these flights,” Mr. Fitton added.

The documents, obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), include internal DOD email correspondence detailing attempts by DOD staff to accommodate Pelosi’s numerous requests for military escorts and military aircraft as well as the speaker’s last minute cancellations and changes. The following are a few highlights from the documents, which are linked in full below:

  • In response to a series of requests for military aircraft, one Defense Department official wrote, “Any chance of politely querying [Pelosi’s team] if they really intend to do all of these or are they just picking every weekend?…[T]here’s no need to block every weekend ‘just in case’…” The email also notes that Pelosi’s office had, “a history of canceling many of their past requests.”
  • One DOD official complained about the “hidden costs” associated with the speaker’s last minute changes and cancellations. “We have…folks prepping the jets and crews driving in (not a short drive for some), cooking meals and preflighting the jets etc.”
  • The documents include a discussion of House Ethics rules and Defense Department policies as they apply to the speaker’s requests for staff, spouses and extended family to accompany her on military aircraft. In May 2008, for example, Pelosi requested that her husband join her on a Congressional Delegation (CODEL) into Iraq. The DOD explained to Pelosi that the agency has a written policy prohibiting spouses from joining CODEL’s into combat zones.
  • Documents obtained from the U.S. Army include correspondence from Speaker Pelosi’s office requesting an Army escort and three military planes to transport Pelosi and other members of Congress to Cleveland, Ohio, for the funeral services of the late Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones. Pelosi noted in her letter of August 22, 2008, that such a request, labeled “Operation Tribute” was an “exception to standard policy.”
  • The documents also detail correspondence from intermediaries for Speaker Pelosi issuing demands for certain aircraft and expressing outrage when requested military planes were not available. “It is my understanding there are no G5s available for the House during the Memorial Day recess. This is totally unacceptable…The speaker will want to know where the planes are…” wrote Kay King, Director of the House Office of Interparliamentary Affairs. In a separate email, when told a certain type of aircraft would not be available, King writes, “This is not good news, and we will have some very disappointed folks, as well as a very upset [s]peaker.”
  • During another email exchange DOD staff advised Kay King that one Pelosi military aircraft request could not be met because of “crew rest requirements” and offered to help secure commercial travel. Kay King responded: “We appreciate the efforts to help the codel [sic] fly commercially but you know the problem that creates with spouses. If we can find another way to assist with military assets, we would like to do that.”

H/T:  Gateway Pundit

Judicial Watch

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29 Responses to “Stranded Pelosi and all her junkets – wait, now CODELS!”

  1. bydesign001 Says:

    That’s the photograph that launched a thousand ships.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Kid Says:

    Cut and Paste of my comment at Chattering Teeth…..

    I LOVED reading about this today. James Woods tweeted “Troll Level: Master of the Universe”

    LOL

    No doubt Trump waited until all the little evil democrat pricks were in their seats on the bus and Nana already at the airfield with 8 months of luggage for a 7 day trip, then WHAM – Nana Go To Your Room ! Now !

    LOL !

    This one is a keeper. This is on par with “Gorbechev, Tear Down This Wall.” Maybe even better. Lol.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Steve Dennis Says:

    This was the best feel good story we have had in a long time. I think it is hilarious that Trump pulled this on them and I am enjoying listening to them whine about it. Also the memes on Facebook have been keeping my smiling all day.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. geeez2014 Says:

    I LOVE the stupidly ridiculous meme that “Mrs. Pelosi was going to THANK THE TROOPS” which the Left’s been throwing around all day on TV….THANK THE TROOPS? Instead of FIXING OUR BORDER PROBLEM, MAYBE? And you have to know THANK THE TROOPS was what the CODEL in the bus decided on as they went round and ’round not getting off the bus! “I know,” said one Congressman…” We’ll make it seem like we were going to do such a good thing …like THANK THE TROOPS…that Trump will look like the jerk he IS!” (heh heh!)

    AND< I suppose you've all heard by now this hilarious line:

    I THINK TRUMP SHOULD HAVE LET NANCY AND HER BUNCH GO ON THIS TRIP AND CANCELED THE RETURN TRIP! i love THAT!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. dave drake Says:

    “The wheels on the bus go round, round, round…then it turns around….” 🙂
    Some of ’em just got back from their weekend vaca in PR. They don’t need no more travel. Keep their butts in DC and get back to work. So glad DJT revoked their flight.

    Liked by 3 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      Makes two of us Dave… I
      Presidential Authority to Call a Special
      Session of Congress
      The President has the power, under Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution, to call a special session of
      the Congress during the current adjournment, in which the Congress now stands adjourned until
      January 2, 1948, unless in the meantime the President pro tempore of the Senate, the Speaker, and
      the majority leaders of both Houses jointly notify the members of both houses to reassemble.
      October 17, 1947
      MEMORANDUM OPINION FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL*
      The question has been raised as to whether the President has authority to call a
      special session of the Congress in view of Senate Concurrent Resolution 33,
      pursuant to which the Congress now stands adjourned. That resolution provides
      that the Congress stands adjourned until January 2, 1948, unless in the meantime
      the President pro tempore of the Senate, the Speaker, and the majority leaders of
      both Houses jointly notify the members of both houses to reassemble.
      Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution provides that the President
      may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both Houses, or either of
      them, and in case of disagreement between them, with respect to the
      time of adjournment, he may adjourn them to such time as he shall
      think proper.
      The following provisions of the Constitution are also pertinent:
      Neither House, during the session of Congress, shall, without the
      consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days . . . (art. I, § 5,

      Liked by 1 person

  6. petermc3 Says:

    Here’s to you Nancy

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Mustang Says:

    Well, maybe Trump should have let them go …

    FROM: POTUS
    TO: TALIBAN
    1. JUST A NOTE TO INFORM YOU THAT NANCY PELOSI AND A DELEGATION OF DEMOCRATS IS ENROUTE TO VISIT WITH YOU. THESE PEOPLE, AS YOU RECALL, ARE A BUNCH OF GODLESS HEATHENS WHO ROUTINELY MOCK ISLAM AND SAY RUDE THINGS ABOUT YOUR FATHERS AND MOTHERS. THEY’LL BE STAYING AT THE KABUL HILTON HOTEL, FLOORS SEVEN THROUGH TWELVE.
    2. HAVE A NICE DAY
    YOUR FRIEND
    DJT

    Liked by 3 people

  8. markone1blog Says:

    I wonder if she might have been induced to come to the bargaining table had Trump denied her trip back from Afghanistan. Could we have used her as a reason to get the Afghanis to clean up their act, too?

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Linda Says:

    Well played Mr. President, well played. (and thanks for the laughs, that made my day- yesterday!)

    Liked by 2 people

  10. petermc3 Says:

    Who says pigs can’t fly?

    Liked by 2 people


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