Please Return Your Seatback and Tray Tables to the Upright and Locked Position

…because this flight is over.

Dr. Tom Price, the CD6 Representative who left Congress to be Donald Trump’s Secretary for Health and Human Services, resigned this afternoon following a turbulent week.

From the AJC:

Health Secretary Tom Price resigned from his Cabinet post on Friday, the White House said, after racking up at least $1 million in travel on private and military jets, a string of taxpayer-funded expenses that drew bipartisan condemnation.

The former Roswell orthopedic surgeon had lost support from President Donald Trump, who said Wednesday that he was “not happy” with his health secretary despite Price’s pledge to pay back taxpayers for part of the bill and to stop flying on chartered jets.

Price offered to reimburse taxpayers around $50,000.

The private plane travel, coupled with a failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act, lead many to speculate that Price wouldn’t finish the week as HHS Secretary. Trump appointed Don Wright to serve as acting HHS Secretary following Price’s announcement.

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xdog
xdog

Another cheap pol who is only fiscally responsible when it comes to spending his own money. I bet he pulled his $52K offer to repay when he quit too.

zedsmith
zedsmith

why even withdraw the offer? Nobody seems to mind when trump pledges charitable contributions that never show up. 😉

I just hope he primaries Karen Handel.

Will Durant
Will Durant

Well… Gov. Deal left Washington with his robes singed and it didn’t hurt him too bad when he ran in that primary vs. Handel.

xdog
xdog

Here’s Congressional Leadership Fund Executive Director Corry Bliss: “While it was certainly fun destroying Jon Ossoff and attacking Nancy Pelosi for three months, I am hopeful Dr. Price will use his newfound fame and leisure time to jet around the country and help make up for some of the $7 million we spent on the Georgia special election.”

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

“I think it was a tough break.” – Former Congressman Jack Kingston
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Is the implication that self-proclaimed GOP fiscal conservative Jack Kingston thinks it would have been a good break if the public hadn’t found out Price was squandering public money, or that Sebelius taking a few private charter flights over the course of her five years as HHS secretary was exactly the same thing?

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

I read where Kingston said that, I have no idea what he was talking about.

Price made some real dumb decisions.

Rambler14
Rambler14

So… no chance he enters the Governor race, right?

Indypendant
Indypendant

Polls show that 79% of Georgia Republicans are calling this fake news.

Colossus of Rhodes
Colossus of Rhodes

“Tom Price 4 Georgia!” — GA GOP Right Now