Tom Price just resigned a Health and Human Services Secretary. Who could have thunk that expensive plane rides on the taxpayers time and failing to repeal ObamaCare, the one thing you were supposed to take the lead on, would be bad?
Tom Price, the embattled health and human services secretary, resigned Friday in the midst of a scandal over his use of private planes, a storm that enraged President Donald Trump and undercut his promise to bring accountability to Washington.
Price’s departure came as he’s being investigated by the department’s inspector general for using private jets for multiple government business trips, even to fly distances often as short as from Washington to Philadelphia. The cost for the trips ran into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The scandal infuriated Trump, who viewed the controversy as a needless distraction from his agenda. Over the course of the week, Trump fumed to aides about Price’s flights, which he deemed “stupid,” according to multiple sources. Instead of moving past the storm, Price’s offer to reimburse the government for only a fraction of the flights’ costs enraged Trump further.
Add him to the list.
People ousted from the Trump administration (so far):
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Look, I honestly don’t care if Price is replaced with a ham sandwich or Caligula’s horse. FIX THE GODDAMNED HEALTH CARE SYSTEM (see New Report: Obamacare Premiums Will Go Up AGAIN. 15 Percent Hike and New York’s LARGEST Healthcare Provider Pulls Out of Obamacare After Major Losses). In theory that should be repealing and replacing ObamaCare, and I don’t know why that’s so hard for these people to figure out.
But just get it done.