I’m getting a number of e-mails along these lines:
How in the world can refueling an unscheduled flight on a military aircraft at Whiteman AFB, Missouri or at the Strategic Air Command base in Omaha be a security threat for Pelosi? Whiteman is where the B-2 Stealth Bombers are based. The Strategic Air Command is, well, the Strategic Air Command. I have to believe these bases are secure for the Speaker to land for an unscheduled, unannounced, quiet refueling.
Bottom line: I am not buying the “security threat” excuse.
That’s a reasonable point. But my question remains. Does a Gulfstream G550, or another comparable plane, need to refuel on a flight from Washington to San Francisco?