9 WSOCTV: 9 Investigates: Local Congressman's Flight to Germany Cost Taxpayers $16,000


"There's actually not enough it, it's really good for members to get out of the United States," Meredith McGehee said.

McGehee is with the Campaign Legal Center, a watchdog group in Washington, D.C. While she applauded congressional travel, she said the price tag is another issue.

"The problem often is who is paying for that travel. If this is travel related to their official duties, it should be paid for by the taxpayer then they should be held accountable," McGehee said.

"He can be held accountable. He can explain why he made that call and then the voters can make their own assessment of that judgment," McGehee said.

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