Gary Peters has traversed the planet on the taxpayer dime
Profiteering Gary Peters has traveled to so many countries on the taxpayer dime that he may be recognized by more people outside of the United States than he is in Michigan, where he currently serves as a U.S. Senator.
Recent polling showed that Peters was so unknown in his home state of Michigan that only 19% of voters said he deserved reelection.
Part of that reason may be that Peters has traveled in a whopping 40 countries while a Member of Congress. Peters took the trips even as one survey showed only half of Americans could afford a summer travel break last summer.
Here is the running list of Gary Peters’ travels— let’s get ready to scroll!
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Information filed with the Congressional Record and Clerk of the House of Representatives shows that Profiteering Peters cost taxpayers at least $125,634.02.
Peters and his wife also took privately paid trips to the tune of $17,353.76.
“Gary Peters profits like no other. If there is a way to benefit himself, Gary does it,” said Michigan Republican Chairman Laura Cox. “Even when he had the chance to take a symbolic pay cut while his constituents face record unemployment, Gary refused. But he never refuses a few extra taxpayer dollars while serving Michigan in the Senate.”