Taypayers foot bill for Boston Marathon bomber’s family to visit US; hotels, lawyers, security

Family members of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are not only in the United States, but are here on the U.S. taxpayer’s dime.

And survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing are outraged.

Members of Tsarnaev’s family were flown to the United States for his murder trial and provided hotel rooms and extensive security, courtesy of the U.S. government, Fox News reported.

Why? Because the government considers them witnesses, sources told a local Fox affiliate.

Expenses include $2,500 per person for flights from Amsterdam; $200 per person a night at a hotel; $100,000 for round-the-clock security; plus lawyer fees, according to Fox News reporter Anna Kooiman.

Marc Fucarile is one of the bombing survivors who is outraged.

“Why should our country pay for them when that family committed a violent act against our country?” he told Fox25.

On the day Tsarnaev was convicted of killing three and injuring dozens of others, his mother defiantly said of her terrorist sons: “America is the real terrorist, and everyone knows that … my boys are the best of the best.”

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“Fox and Friends Weekend” host Tucker Carlson said taxpayers have been footing the Tsarnaevs’ bill from the beginning.

“Mrs. Tsarnaev was brought here, along with her boys, the ones she claimed that were wronged, at your expense,” he told viewers. “They claimed asylum, and then they immediately went on welfare. They’ve been living at taxpayer expense on the dole all these years, and now their extended family is doing the same.”

Tom Tillison


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