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Thu Oct 22, 2020, 02:24 PM

Here's The Real Reason Why The GOP Is Investigating Biden's Amtrak Trips

On October 20, House Republicans redefined the meaning of grasping for straws. Several members of the GOP alleged that the Biden campaign disrupted Amtrak service and caused financial strain on the company by using a chartered train to campaign through the Midwest earlier this month.

In a letter addressed to Amtrak President and CEO William Flynn, four GOP lawmakers questioned Biden’s use of the train, expressing concern while also citing Amtrak’s own guidelines back to them saying that chartered trains “must generate sufficient financial benefit” in order for the company to justify the trip. The letter then proceeds to ask for an entire audit of the chartered train including everything from the salaries of the employees who worked on the train to whether there was any special treatment given. Additionally, Amtrak was asked to provide a historical list of “any time Amtrak trains have been previously chartered for campaign usage.”

“We are concerned that the apparent use of a struggling, resource-deprived, publicly-run service for political gain does not serve the best interests of Amtrak or the American taxpayers at this time,” the letter signed by members of Congress Bob Gibbs, Scott Perry, Lloyd Smucker, and Rick Crawford, reads. “Given that the Biden campaign declined to disclose what it paid to use Amtrak’s resources, we want to ensure that the campaign paid a full, non-discounted rate.”

One thing notably missing from this letter was any evidence of their allegations. (Give us one moment while we unroll our eyes from the back of our heads.)

In response, Biden campaign spokesperson Matt Hill told Forbes that “anyone can charter a train with Amtrak.” He continued, “Last time we checked, no one can charter the White House South Lawn for a political convention,” referencing President Donald Trump’s address during the Republican National Convention in August. Hill called the letter a “political stunt” before encouraging the GOP to “stop ignoring Donald Trump’s blatant abuses of taxpayer money and government resources.”

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/real-reason-why-gop-investigating-194250514.html

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Thu Oct 22, 2020, 02:28 PM

1. This is simply one of the most idiotic things I have ever seen

in the last 5 minutes!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Oct 22, 2020, 02:29 PM

2. they can't have people spending money on something that they want to privatize.

Amtrak needs to flounder to give them a reason to do so.

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Thu Oct 22, 2020, 02:29 PM

3. Democrats should investigate Trump's use of the White House and other monuments as a campaign props

“We are concerned that the use of iconic national monumenst for political gain are violations of the Hatch Act and do not serve the best interests of the United States or American taxpayers at this time.”

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