Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Price’s Cabinet post in doubt after flights aboard taxpayer-funded jets
Health Secretary Tom Price’s future appeared to be in doubt Wednesday after President Donald Trump publicly questioned the former Georgia congressman’s use of private jets on the public’s dime. And while a handful of liberal Democrats on Capitol Hill quickly called for Price’s resignation, other onetime colleagues kept quiet or urged patience as a government watchdog probes the Cabinet member’s official trips.
“If somebody is using a charter aircraft where it’s not at all necessary, that’s your classic case of waste, fraud and abuse because it is spending taxpayer money on something that was not at all necessary and was done for the convenience of the government official,” said Larry Noble, the general counsel for the Campaign Legal Center, a Washington-based government watchdog. “You wonder what would make (Price) think this is the appropriate thing to do.”