Democrat Black Caucus members, took a trip across the world to attend a Global Citizen concert and rub elbows with Oprah, Jay Z, Beyonce, and race-baiter-for-hire Al Sharpton. The one-day concert allegedly cost $60,000 and was funded by a lobbying group under the guise of helping poor children around the world live a better life.
I’m no mathematician, but it sure seems like $60,000 could feed a lot of hungry children in Africa.
According to Fox News, five members of the Congressional Black Caucus took a $60,000 trip to see Beyoncé and other stars perform in concert in South Africa late last year, according to congressional disclosure records.
The lawmakers were U.S. Reps. Gregory Meeks of New York, Barbara Lee of California, Bobby Rush of Illinois, Terri Sewell of Alabama and Hank Johnson of Georgia.
The trip was paid for by Global Citizen, a nonprofit that lobbies for anti-poverty programs around the world, the Washington Examiner reported. The group said the presence of members of Congress at the concert would “showcase America’s ongoing commitment [to] health equality and global human rights.”
According to the travel itinerary, the congressional members were in South Africa for one full day and used two partial days for travel.
In January, a group of Democrats was criticized for flying to Puerto Rico for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC gathering in San Juan, where they also attended a special performance of the Broadway play “Hamilton.”
The National Legal and Policy Center, a watchdog group, called the trip a “mockery.”
“These members of Congress that were given an all-expense paid vacation to party with Oprah, Jay Z, and Beyoncé in South Africa are claiming with a straight face this was needed to help poor children around the world live better lives,” Tom Anderson, president of the NLPC’s Government Integrity Project, told Examiner. “This was in fact, a mockery of House ethics rules on gifts and travel, the truly poor, and all Americans that expect members of Congress to live not only by the letter of the law but by the spirit and intentions of the rules of the House of Representatives.”
Race agitator and Obama bestie, Al Sharpton bragged about hanging out with Democrat Black Caucus members and racist MSNBC host Joy Reid in a Twitter post.
I’m in South Africa headed to the Global Citizen Festival with Congressional Black Caucus members Greg Meeks, Barbara Lee, Bobby Rush & Hank Johnson & my
@MSNBC colleague Joy Reid. #GlobalCitizenFestivalSA
I’m in South Africa headed to the Global Citizen Festival with Congressional Black Caucus members Greg Meeks, Barbara Lee, Bobby Rush & Hank Johnson & my @MSNBC colleague Joy Reid. #GlobalCitizenFestivalSA pic.twitter.com/vnYAbI8J09
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) December 2, 2018
Here’s a clip from the concert Democrat lawmakers allegedly flew to South Africa to see on the U.S taxpayers dime:
Beyoncé is pictured below at the Global Citizen Festival on the AshiStudio Instagram account.
Just curious how many starving children in Africa, “Queen” Beyoncé’s little frocks could’ve paid for?
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I’m so honoured and proud to have designed this bespoke piece for @beyonce and I couldn’t have dreamt of a better occasion than the @glblctzn celebrating 100 years of Mandela. She is a true inspiration, a leader and the perfect example of what it means to be a Global citizen! Her coat has the 54 countries of Africa mapped out and on each country there is a different embroidery representing its diversity @swarovski . Last night was magical!!! EVERY SINGLE MOMENT!!!! All hail the Queen B!!!!! ????????????????#100yearsofMandela #globalcitizen #beyonce #marykatrantzou Thank you @lejenke @zerinaakers ❤️????????????????????????????????????????❤️ #globalcitizenfestival #mandela100
The hypocrisy of the left is astounding. Do you think these Democrat lawmakers should be forced to reimburse U.S. taxpayers for the $60,000 that was spent for their little trip to South Africa? Tell us what you think in the comment section below.