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FLASHBACK: Dems Wasted $60,000 Taxpayer Dollars for Beyonce Concert In South Africa

Must’ve been fun!

John Salvatore

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Back in December, Al Sharpton and five Democrat members of the Congressional Black Caucus flew overseas to South Africa.

Things on the agenda?

Going to a Beyonce concert and spending $60,000 taxpayer dollars.

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Sharpton sent this tweet:

I’m in South Africa headed to the Global Citizen Festival with Congressional Black Caucus members Greg Meeks, Barbara Lee, Bobby Rush & Hank Johnson & my @MSNBC colleague Joy Reid. #GlobalCitizenFestivalSA

More from Fox News:

Five members of the Congressional Black Caucus took a $60,000 trip to see Beyoncé and other stars perform in concert in South Africa late last year, according to congressional disclosure records.

The lawmakers were U.S. Reps. Gregory Meeks of New York, Barbara Lee of California, Bobby Rush of Illinois, Terri Sewell of Alabama and Hank Johnson of Georgia, according to the data.

They attended the “Global Citizen Mandela 100” concert from Dec. 1-3 to celebrate the centenary birth of the late Nelson Mandela and raise awareness of global poverty. In addition to Beyoncé, other musical acts included her husband Jay Z, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams and Chris Martin.

Sharpton has made a lot of money over the decades. He decided to pocket another $531,000 by selling the rights to his life story.

Nothing wrong with that, right?

Here’s the thing.

He sold the rights to his own charity.

Sharpton, president of National Action Network (NAN), made over $240,000 in compensation from the group in 2017 alone.

Linda Sugin, a Fordham University Law School professor and associate dean, warns of “funny business” afoot.

Sugin: “When I see this kind of thing, it just makes me roll my eyes because there’s so much potential for funny business.

Al, Al, Al.

It made sense that the Dems went to see Beyonce. She’s not exactly someone who preaches “America first.”

 

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Sources Claim Turkish President Erdogan Tossed Trump Letter In The Garbage

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