“Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) took action earlier this year to make her family’s private plane untrackable by the public, according to documents obtained from the Federal Aviation Administration,” the Washington Free Beacon investigated and reported today:
“The company hired by McCaskill to operate the plane, a 2009 Pilatus PC-12/47E, wrote to the [Federal Aviation Administration] earlier this year in April to ask that tracking information on the plane be blocked from the public, according to email records obtained by the Washington Free Beacon through a Freedom of Information Act request.”
And it’s not the first time Senator McCaskill has had political and ethical plane problems.
Former Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price resigned mere months ago amidst heavy media controversy over his use of taxpayer-funded air travel. It will be interesting to see if mainstream news outlets cover McCaskill’s actions with the same amount of fervor, or indeed with anything resembling the scrutiny of members of the Trump administration. (For one, current Education Secretary Betsy DeVos also uses a private jet, but does not permit taxpayers to foot the bill.)