CNN's Cafferty: Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Arrogance Is "Breathtaking" Updated: 1-30-10

The numbers are in and they are huge.

You may recall that Nancy Pelosi took a huge group of government officials, including many Congressmen with their spouses and in some cases their children, along for a cozy taxpayer funded free ride on a couple of Air Force jets to the utterly useless, stupid and ridiculous “climate change summit” in Copenhagen Denmark last month.

Or you may not recall since most of the lamestream media didn’t bother to make much of an issue of it.

Well CBS News did some snooping around and puts the number of people who made the trip at a bit north of 100 with the cost coming in at over one million United States taxpayer dollars for the two day party.–Thanks to recently filed Congressional expense reports there’s new light shed on the Copenhagen Climate Summit in Denmark and how much it cost taxpayers.

CBS News Investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reports official filings and our own investigation show at least 106 people from the House and Senate attended – spouses, a doctor, a protocol expert and even a photographer.

For 15 Democratic and 6 Republican Congressmen, food and rooms for two nights cost $4,406 tax dollars each. That’s $2,200 a day – more than most Americans spend on their monthly mortgage payment.

CBS News asked members of Congress and staff about whether they’re mindful that it’s public tax dollars they’re spending. Many said they had never even seen the bills or the expense reports. (SNIP)

Total hotel, meeting rooms and “a couple” of $1,000-a-night hospitality suites topped $400,000.

Flights weren’t cheap, either. Fifty-nine House and Senate staff flew commercial during the Copenhagen rush. They paid government rates — $5-10,000 each — totaling $408,064. Add three military jets — $168,351 just for flight time — and the bill tops $1.1 million dollars — not including all the Obama administration officials who attended: well over 60….

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CNN’s Jack Cafferty isn’t pleased to say the least.

“Her arrogance on this subject….breathtaking!”

Update: Judicial Watch Uncovers New Documents Detailing Pelosi’s Use of Air Force Aircraft. House Speaker’s Military Travel Cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 over a Two-Year Period, Including $101,429 for In-Flight Expenses–Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Air Force detailing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s use of United States Air Force aircraft for Congressional Delegations (CODELs). According to the documents, obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Speaker’s military travel cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 over a two-year period — $101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol. The following are highlights from the recent release of about 2,000 documents… the rest here>>>

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