The Washington Post reports:
Arkansas Republicans on Thursday approved an audit of their governor’s purchases after a blogger’s open-records requests unleashed a political storm that has resulted in claims about the state altering public documents.
At the center of the controversy: a $19,000 lectern for Republican Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders. What started with raised eyebrows over a hefty price tag has given rise to questions about the state’s handling of public information requests.
Now, a Republican legislative panel will audit the lectern purchase, as well as how Sanders’s office handles open-records requests. The audits are expected to begin Friday and to be completed by the end of the year, said state Rep. Jimmy Gazaway (R), the committee’s co-chair.
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Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders to face GOP-led audit over $19K lectern https://t.co/IFK2MhBm4D
— Mark S. Getzfred (@marknyt) October 13, 2023
Sarah Sanders needed the money to take Alexa Henning and Hannah Stone to Paris for a week and pay over $2,000 a night for an exclusive room at Le Bristol. I’m sure the people of Arkansas will appreciate that Sarah is living it up on their tax money. pic.twitter.com/0is24EgSj6
— Beverly Resists🌊 (@BeverlyFolkers) October 2, 2023
I dress like your daughter buys podiums
— Senator John Fetterman (@SenFettermanPA) October 12, 2023
#podiumgate is heating up
WHO KNEW there was a Jan 6 connection?
— T in KC (@guardianogeloso) October 5, 2023
— Tom Mars (@TomMarsLaw) October 12, 2023