Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio used a counterterrorism plane to get home from a personal vacation in Canada in time for a scheduled event, the New York Post reported Thursday.
The plane, which de Blasio spokesman Eric Phillips confirmed was supplied by the New York Police Department, is reportedly a Cessna 208 Caravan that cost roughly $3 million and was designed for counterterrorism measures, according to New York Post’s sources.
“I think it’s excessive, because that wasn’t what that plane was designed to do. It’s designed for counterterrorism measures. To go to Canada to get the mayor? It’s excessive,” one source said.
While the vast majority of U.S. members of Congress must fly coach between Washington, D.C., and their home districts, de Blasio, who has repeatedly praised socialist government, received top-notch security between NYC and his Canada vacation and back again.
Socialism 101: All are equal, but some are more equal than others.