Tom Miller's Taxpayer Supported Slush Fund
Under the leadership of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller as President of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), NAAG has been taking taxpayer dollars and directing the cash to a slush fund used for all-expenses paid trips. Today, the 2022 NAAG Presidential Summit kicks off in Des Moines, Iowa.
For over 20 years, NAAG has brought in millions of dollars from cases attorneys general tried in their states to support their frivolous travel habits. NAAG has taken in tens of millions of dollars from high-profile settlements like master tobacco and Volkswagen diesel emission settlements that would otherwise go back to states or consumers. This money instead goes directly to NAAG's slush fund.
The most blatant example of this corruption happened with the McKinsey opioid settlement. NAAG received $15 million - nearly double the amount of some states. Iowa only received $4.7 million over five years from McKinsey.
This kind of bureaucratic corruption and kickback is exactly what Iowans hate most about the government - Tom Miller is tipping the scale in favor of politicians instead of consumers.
"Tom Miller needs to empty the NAAG slush fund, return money back to states and consumers, and resign his post as president," said Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann. "This is Chicago-style corruption and it's being executed by Tom Miller. Americans, and specifically Iowans, deserve better than this grift."