Senator Kamala Harris has been serving as the junior United States Senator from California since 2017. During that time the City of Los Angeles has been her travel sponsor and security. What that boils down to is that the LA taxpayers are footing the bill for a United States Senator. This is not something that is normally done by the City of Los Angeles so it begs the question as to why was this being done for her? Doesn’t a Senator have a travel budget and isn’t the security of a US Senator the responsibility of the United States government? The mayor of LA claims to have been blissfully unaware! Right!
As Written and Reported By Molly Prince for the Daily Caller:
Los Angeles taxpayers had been paying for Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California’s travel expenses, even while she was outside the city of Los Angeles.
A report first obtained by NBC News details hotels, rental cars, airline tickets, meals and security for more than twelve trips totaling over $28,000. Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) had also provided the senator security with armed officers in plain-clothes accompanying her throughout the state of California.
LAPD frequently grants security to officials who visit Los Angeles, however, the LAPD protection that Harris received while outside of it’s jurisdiction was unusual, reported NBC Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti denied any knowledge of the extraordinary expenses, claiming that he ended the program as soon as he learned of the situation.
“It was not until Chief Moore [of the LAPD] was sworn in, conducted a new assessment of the threat, determined that this arrangement was no longer needed, and informed Mayor Garcetti, that the mayor became aware of the……
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