HHS Secretary Strikes Out

Sep 30, 2017

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price offered his resignation to the president on Friday. The president accepted. Price was in hot water after it was revealed that he was using private charter flights to travel the country in his official capacity as a department secretary. Estimates of his flights cost anywhere from $300,000 to $1 million. On Thursday, Price sought to appease the wrath of bad publicity that was descending upon him by writing a check for $51,000 for the cost of his seat on the jets. The money did not cover the actual cost of the flights. It was said that President Trump was “mad as hell” after it came to light that Price was flying charter flights. The private flights made the president look foolish. Looking foolish is one thing the president won’t abide. Up next on the hot seat is Scott Pruitt of the Environmental Protection Agency who has spent a reported $58,000 on government travel.