Letters to the Editor

Trump cabinet should repay misused funds

I have sent more than one email to U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst asking when every cent of taxpayer money wastefully spent by current and former Trump cabinet members will be repaid. I’m referring to payments on such things as luxurious travel (including first class airfare, hotels) or personal gain and perks (office remodeling, body guards, etc.). I am still waiting for an answer.

I know there is a lot going on in the Trump White House these days. However, President Donald Trump promised to drain the swamp in Washington, D.C. I do not think his promise included cabinet members wasting taxpayer dollars.

Therefore, I believe American taxpayers need to know how much of the hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars wasted by President Trump’s current and former Cabinet members has been repaid.

Diane Duncan-Goldsmith

Iowa City

Give us feedback

We value your trust and work hard to provide fair, accurate coverage. If you have found an error or omission in our reporting, tell us here.

Or if you have a story idea we should look into? Tell us here.

CONTINUE READING

Want to join the conversation?

Consider subscribing to TheGazette.com and participate in discussing the important issues to our community with other Gazette subscribers.

Already a Gazette or TheGazette.com subscriber? Just login here with your account email and password.

Give us feedback

We value your trust and work hard to provide fair, accurate coverage. If you have found an error or omission in our reporting, tell us here.

Or if you have a story idea we should look into? Tell us here.