Our Take: This Congressman was not eating at McDonalds, Burger King or Chick-fil-A. He was eating high on the hog at campaign donor expense. Instead of McD’s, this Congressman ate a $220.00 meal in London. Way to go Congressman, living high on the hog on donor’s expense. We wonder what this Congressman is doing with taxpayer dollars?
(Politico) “Dinners at international sushi bars, steakhouses and a wine boutique. A $220 meal in London. A $300 meal in a posh hotel in Belgium on Boxing Day.
Rep. Mike Turner has used campaign funds for hundreds of trips to restaurants — and occasionally to stay at lavish hotels — according to a POLITICO analysis of the Ohio Republican’s campaign-finance filings over the past 3½ years.
He has spent over $70,000 from his campaign account since 2017 to fund meals at some 370 meetings. The individual receipts are fairly modest in most cases — typically ranging from $12 to a few hundred dollars. But together, ethics watchdogs say, they suggest a consistent pattern: Turner uses his donors to subsidize his personal dining costs, expensing an average of two meals a week.”
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