Republicans said they chose Trump's DC hotel out of convenience. They've spent almost nothing there since he sold it.

GOP officials, politicians and PACS spent millions at Trump International Hotel in DC.  But after Trump sold the lease, Republican spending there has dwindled to almost nothing. 

Republicans brushed off ethics concerns about the use of the hotel throughout his presidency.  Republican spending at the infamous DC hotel that was once owned by former

President Donald Trump has dwindled to a pittance since he sold it, FEC records show. The glittering Trump International Hotel housed and entertained numerous Republican

officials, candidates and lawmakers throughout the Trump presidency, to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars.  But a new report from the ethics watchdog Citizens for

Responsiblity and Ethics in Washington (CREW) says that the flow of money all but stopped after the golden letters spelling "TRUMP" came down from the building's

facade.  CREW is a progressive-leaning accountability organization that has aggressively targeted the Trump administration in particular. Insider corroborated its findings

through examining FEC spending records. The Trump International Hotel, housed in DC's famed Old Post Office building, closed its doors in May last year, and reopened as the

Waldorf Astoria a couple of weeks later.  An Insider examination of FEC records show that the GOP has spent just under $2,000 there since Trump handed over the lease. That

accounted for the hotel stays of four Republicans, including Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert.