Published February 01, 2007
WASHINGTON – With ethics rules having changed the Congress to prevent lawmakers from taking private corporate jets, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is looking to get routine access to military aircraft for domestic flights, The Washington Times reported Thursday.
Sources familiar with the discussions told the newspaper that the speaker, who lives in San Francisco, is pressuring the Bush administration for domestic rides aboard military aircraft for herself, staff, relatives and select members of the California delegation.
A knowledgeable source called the request "carte blanche for an aircraft any time."
The request originally went to the Pentagon, which then asked the White House to weigh in.