HHS Tom Price chartered government-funded jets to places he owns property: report
Donald Trump’s Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price used a jet paid for by the U.S. government to visit locations where he owns properties, Politico reports.
Price, who once railed against Democrats in Congress using private planes paid for with government funds, took a trip in August to the St. Simons Island resort in Georgia, where he and his wife Betty own land. As Politico notes, his flight landed more than a day before he was scheduled to speak at the Medical Association of Georgia retreat.
That trip followed a June flight to Nashville, TN, where Trump spoke at the Healthy Tennessee Summit, then had lunch with his son.
Both trips were funded by the HHS, which Price advocated to cut $12 billion from earlier this year.