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Port: Rep. Ruth Buffalo is not a victim because somebody asked her about her travel expenses

Legislation introduced by freshman Rep. Ruth Buffalo, D-Fargo, that seeks to address the problems of human trafficking and missing and murdered indigenous people has been sent to the desk of Gov. Doug Burgum. Photo courtesy of Kari Breker, via Ruth Buffalo

Earlier this week I wrote a post about state Rep. Ruth Buffalo and an appearance she made at a left-wing rally in Tennessee sponsored by Represent.us.

That group was one of the big-money backers behind the Measure 1 “ethics” campaign last cycle, and it sure seemed odd to me that a lawmaker attending an event put on by a group that’s supposedly in favor of government transparency and accountability would be reticent to disclose any remuneration she may have received for doing so.

When politicians duck tough questions, that’s a story in my mind.

Instead of talking to me, Buffalo retreated to the friendly and credulous environs of a left-wing media outlet. She disclosed to the High Plains Reader that her “Lodging expenses totaled $578.94, and $848 for her economy seat on United Airlines.” She also told the publication she’s thinking of paying the money back, even though she doesn’t believe there was anything unlawful or unethical about accepting it.

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