Judicial Watch Sues Over Michelle Obama's Travel Costs
The United States Air Force is being sued by a Conservative group called Judicial Watch over Michelle Obama's trip to Spain in 2010. Read our article on the Obama's 16 vacations: here.
Judicial Watch wants to know the passengers that went along with the Obamas to Spain. And they want to know the travel costs.
The Whitehouse's response:
"The first lady is on a private trip," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said at the time. "She is a private citizen and is the mother of a daughter on a private trip. And I think I'd leave it at that."
And Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch:
"That this lavish trip may be a source of embarrassment for the Obamas is not a sufficient reason to stonewall the release of records.
Evidently, American taxpayers were stuck with a sizable bill so Mrs. Obama could tour around Spain with her family and friends.
This administration, as a supposed steward of taxpayer dollars, has an obligation to disclose the full costs of the Obama family's luxury trip."
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