Dem lawmaker rips Trump's taxpayer spending on Tax Day
© Rep. Ruben Gallego on Twitter

Rep. Ruben GallegoRuben GallegoThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - Trump attack on progressive Dems draws sharp rebuke Arizona Democrat: 'To people like Trump I will never be American enough' Arizona Democrat joins call for Trump impeachment MORE (D-Ariz.) took to Twitter on Tax Day to slam President TrumpDonald John TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA MORE and “his cronies” for a series of controversial spending scandals.

“It’s Bigly Swampy in the Trump Administration,” Gallego tweeted Tuesday. “Someone has to pay for all those private jets and expensive hotels. Bad news — it’s on YOU, the American taxpayer.”

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Gallego first went after Trump’s time spent on the golf course.

 

On Friday, Gallego released a letter on the Trump administration spending with other Democratic Reps. Ted Lieu (Calif.), Jamie RaskinJamin (Jamie) Ben RaskinDemocrats erupt over Trump attacks Schumer plans Senate resolution condemning Trump tweets Trump accuses Pelosi of 'racist statement' for saying MAGA means 'make America white again' MORE (Md.), Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalHouse Democrats seek to move past rifts with minimum wage bill Problem Solvers Caucus co-chair calls Trump comments about progressive congresswomen 'totally unacceptable' Trump's tweets unify a fractured Democratic Party MORE (Wash.) and Brendan Boyle (Pa.). The letter states that Trump has reportedly spent $58,752,183 so far on travel and security for 95 trips to golf clubs, including multiple Trump-owned properties.

Between January 2017 and October, the Secret Service spent $137,505 on golf carts, Gallego’s swamp graphic says.

The Democrat also took a swing at Trump’s sons for spending more than $190,000 on taxpayer-funded security traveling for business during the first three months of 2017, as reported by The Daily Mail last April.

Gallego then went after members of Trump’s Cabinet, who have been riddled with controversial spending scandals.

Interior Secretary Ryan ZinkeRyan Keith ZinkePress: Acosta, latest to walk the plank Senior Trump administration official to leave post next week 2020 Democrats vow to get tough on lobbyists MORE reportedly spent $139,000 renovating office doors.

Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinDemocrat Sherrod Brown torches Facebook at hearing: 'They broke journalism, helped incite a genocide' Beware the digital tax trap The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - House to vote to condemn Trump tweet MORE spent nearly $1 million flying on seven trips in military aircraft, according to a watchdog report.

Last year, it was reported that former Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom PriceThomas (Tom) Edmunds PricePress: Acosta, latest to walk the plank 'I alone can fix it,' Trump said, but has he? Chaotic Trump transition leaks: Debates must tackle how Democrats will govern differently MORE cost taxpayers more than $500,000 using military aircrafts for several trips. Price resigned in September after an uproar of his expensive travel. He was replaced by current Secretary Alex Azar in January.

Earlier this month, it was reported that former Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonPress: Acosta, latest to walk the plank A brief timeline of Trump's clashes with intelligence director Dan Coats What is Trump's Iran end game? MORE had spent about $12 million on private consultants to help the agency through Tillerson’s “redesign.”

Gallego also mentioned Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittOvernight Energy: Scientists flee USDA as research agencies move to Kansas City area | Watchdog finds EPA skirted rules to put industry reps on boards | New rule to limit ability to appeal pollution permits Press: Acosta, latest to walk the plank Watchdog finds EPA skirted rules when appointing industry leaders to science boards MORE, who has recently also come under fire for a series of reports on his costly spending.

Pruitt spent $105,000 flying in first class during his initial year in office.

“Pruitt: $43,000 on soundproof office phone booth PLUS $6,000 on biometric fingerprinting locks for the booth,” Gallego tweeted.

A report from the Government Accountability Office on Monday found that the “privacy booth” in Pruitt's office suite was in violation of governmentwide spending law.

And on Tuesday, The Washington Post reported that Pruitt had cost the government $10,200 to lease a car for a year with bullet-resistant seat covers.