Ron Johnson used tax dollars for trips from Florida home to Capitol

US Sen. Ron Johnson has been using taxpayer dollars to cover the cost of flights between a Florida family vacation home and Washington, DC, including nine such trips last year, federal records show.

say the expenditures by the multimillionaire Republican are a waste of public money because they say the trips have nothing to do with his official job representing Democrats Wisconsin at the US Capitol.

But Johnson officials said these are legitimate expenses that were all approved by the Senate Rules Committee.

“The senator has always gone above and beyond to abide by Senate rules,” said Johnson spokesman Alexa Henning. “He has never been reimbursed for travel to visit family in Florida but is reimbursed for returning for official business to Washington, DC”

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