September 30, 2019 Blog, Press Release

Why Did a Kentucky Taxpayer-Owned Jet Fly to New Mexico Yesterday?

The Kentucky Democratic Party is calling on Matt Bevin to explain why a taxpayer-funded state jet was flown to New Mexico this weekend.

According to public flight tracking, a state-owned jet flew from Kentucky to New Mexico for 90 minutes on Sunday before returning back to Kentucky.

This weekend’s mysterious trip to New Mexico adds to a growing list of secretive getaways – most recently in Miami, Atlanta, Wisconsin, Chicago, Kansas City, Nashville, and Ohio among others – all of which Bevin has refused to come clean about and explain to the public.

Even worse, earlier this month Bevin told taxpayers who own the state plane that it’s “none of their business” where he flies it.

“This latest undisclosed flight to New Mexico is just one more entry to a growing list of mysterious out-of-state trips,” said Marisa McNee, Kentucky Democratic Party spokesperson. “Kentucky taxpayers deserve answers immediately on where their state plane is flying and why, including any personal and political use. Every day that Bevin refuses to come clean about his state plane scandal is another insult to Kentucky families.”