Newsweek Art Suggests DeVos Uses Tax Dollars For Travel, When She Doesn’t
Cover art of a November issue of Newsweek displays Education Secretary Betsy DeVos throwing money from a government airplane when she takes almost exclusively private transportation, according to a Tuesday report.
The Newsweek cover art features DeVos riding behind President Donald Trump, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and his wife, Louise Linton. Mnuchin and Linton have generated backlash for funding jet travel with taxpayer money, but DeVos pays for her jet, herself, reported The Washington Examiner.
Since assuming the Education Secretary role, DeVos has only filed for $184 in travel reimbursement. (RELATED: Secretary DeVos Flies Everywhere On Her Own Jet — And Her Own Dime)
“[T]he education secretary, pays for her private flights (she is a billionaire), but she uses security from the U.S. Marshals Service, a highly unusual move that will cost the American taxpayer about $1 million per month,” writes Newsweek in its 4,000-word report on the subject of the cover art. “She is the first education secretary to have such extensive protection in recent history.”
“Secretary DeVos accepted her position to serve the public and is fully committed to being a faithful steward of taxpayer dollars,” said Liz Hill, spokeswoman for the Department of Education, when investigations into Mnuchin and Linton’s expenses flared up in September.
The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Newsweek for comment, but received none in time for press.
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