Monday, December 15, 2008

It's all about Meeks

Maybe U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks should change the name of his fund-raising committee from Build America to Travel America.

A Daily News investigation found the Queens Democrat often uses his political action committee to spend thousands of dollars on cross-country jaunts, including multiple trips to Las Vegas, and tickets to the Super Bowl.

Incredibly, he even skipped the Dec. 5 congressional hearing on the auto industry bailout and jetted off to Las Vegas for a weekend at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino on the Strip.

That's where The News found him checking in at the start of what he ultimately admitted was a two-day fund-raiser for Build America.

Earlier in the day, an aide said Meeks couldn't attend the hearing because there were "issues he had to take care of in New York." The aide said nothing about Las Vegas.

Meeks - who represents some of the poorest sections of south Queens - still travels extensively even after being criticized and fined for mixing business and pleasure while spending campaign and taxpayer dollars.

Queens Congressman Gregory Meeks ducks D.C. bailout talks to hit Vegas

Maybe he met Rangel there. His constituents are not happy.


Anonymous said...

They are all phoneys, liars, and cheats. Get rid of them all NOW!!!!

Anonymous said...

Who else was checking in for Build America???

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, there will be many in the community who will defend him, and who will attack attack anyone who criticizes Meeks by saying that it's racist to question his expenses.

georgetheatheist said...

Former area Congressman Rev. Floyd Flake.

Your silence is deafening.

Anonymous said...

Why don't you check out how many trips to China he has made, who paid for them, and if he has EVER spoken up about the human rights atrocities in China.....

Anonymous said...

'Rev' Flake stole millions from us taxpayers to build his `church' in Jamaica. That's why he sat in Congress and left as soon as they signed over a check ($10 million!!!) What a ripoff!!! He did nothing for his constituents!Phoneys, liars, and cheats--get rid of them all NOW!!!!