Holy Travel Tab! Eric Holder Fast and Furiously Spends 4.2 Million in Globe-Trotting Expenses

Holy Travel Tab! Eric Holder Fast and Furiously Spends 4.2 Million in Globe-Trotting Expenses

Over the course of his first three-and-a-half year tenure, Journalist Spy Extraordinaire, Contempt-er of Congress, and staunch Civil Rights Defender of Some Eric Holder has racked up a travel expense tab of more than 4.2 million taxpayer dollars. Now you may not think that sounds like much spread out over a forty-two-month time period, but what should concern you, coupled with the fact that we’re swimming in oceans of debt, are the curious destinations of some of Holder’s taxpayer-funded globe trots:

Altogether, Holder, who is required to travel on government aircraft for security reasons, took 213 out-of-Washington trips during the 42 months for which Judicial Watch obtained his travel records:

  • “April, 2011: Holder charged taxpayers $15,452.50 for a speaking engagement at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in New York City.
  • June, 2012: Holder charged $38,108.18 in “business and personal” expenses to address LULAC, a liberal group that strongly supports amnesty for illegal aliens, in Orlando and New Orleans.
  • July, 2012: Holder charged an additional $38,108.18, this time fully billed to the taxpayers, to speak before La Raza, another controversial pro-amnesty group, in Las Vegas.
  • Also in July, 2012: Holder flew on a Department of Defense plane, at unknown cost, to speak before the NAACP convention in Houston.”

And, you guessed it, there’s more, including taxpayer-funded personal excursions aboard a government-owned Gulfstream V luxury jet:

“His 31 personal trips during the time period included:

  • Two trips to Martha’s Vineyard with a flight-only price tag of $95,184.50
  • Eight trips to Farmingdale, New York, at a flight cost of $118,553.71
  • On September 9, 2010, Holder took a one-day personal jaunt to Atlantic City that cost the taxpayers $7,408 in flight expenses alone”

Three-and-a-half years. Thirty-one personal trips. Our dime. While we’re seventeen trillion in debt. Your share of that number? $53,769.00 and growing.

Now last I checked, the Department of Justice is supposed to wield its significant power in a non-partisan, justice-is-blind kinda way. But as we can see from his travel report, Mr. Holder, as if we needed further evidence, is anything but. In fact, he just may be the most hyper-partisan jet-setting Attorney General ever, spending our hard-earned money funding his partisan jaunts to far-left events featuring the likes of divisive race-baiters and group after group of illegals demanding unearned citizenship. Oh, and in case you didn’t already know, he’s also a professional and habitual fudger of the truth.

“What’s more, Judicial Watch revealed an April trip to a U.S.-Mexico Arms Trafficking Strategy Meeting, an issue the attorney general said he wasn’t involved in.”

You read that right. Arms Trafficking Strategies. One wonders if the deaths of hundreds of Mexican citizens directly resulting from Holder’s arms trafficking, whom he has conveniently ignored, including a police chief and a party full of teens (ironic, given his affinity toward awarding illegals with citizenship, many of whom are Mexican), not to mention the names Jaime Zapata and Brian Terry were mentioned. Maybe his fellow spies over at the NSA have detailed records.

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Attorney General Eric Holder Spending Our Tax Dollars Fighting for the Civil Rights of Some

Now don’t expect Mr. Holder to go a-changin’ his wasteful spending, journalist spying, and Congressional perjuring ways anytime in the foreseeable future. Right now, he’s much too occupied with investigating imaginary civil rights violations he insists have been committed by a fellow American. No, not the Black Panther who intimidated voters. Clearly no violation there. And certainly not himself, after trampling all over scores of journalist’s First Amendment protections, and then denying proved wrongdoing to Congress. But rather, the American citizen who’s already been investigated and cleared by the FBI, then acquitted by a jury of his peers. But don’t let that stop you, Mr. Holder; by all means, keep persecuting him in the name of “justice.” Here’s an idea that includes an all-expenses paid trip to sunny Florida and exotic Mexico, courtesy of the maxed-out American taxpayer: Confiscate that evil gun that’s being withheld from its owner pending your thorough vilification investigation, the one that legally belongs to George Zimmerman, then covertly run it into Mexico, lose all track of it, wait for an innocent, or three hundred, to be killed with it, then arrest its owner, Mr. Zimmerman, on trumped-up charges of felony murder, and toss him in prison for life regardless of his innocence. You know, very fast and furiously-like. Sadly, absurd scenarios like this are what we’ve come to expect from your so-called Department of Justice: it’s nothing but a joke.

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