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

Rep. Ruben GallegoRuben GallegoTrump officials defend use of fake university to lure foreign students ICE emerges as stumbling block in government funding talks Lawmakers press for ICE reforms after fake school report MORE (D-Ariz.) took to Twitter on Tax Day to slam President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump supporters at Pa. rally 'upset' after Democrats introduce impeachment articles Trump on removal of protester at rally: 'We don't want to be politically correct' Trump rails against FBI, impeachment during Pennsylvania rally 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 gear up for high-stakes Judiciary hearing Lawmakers to watch during Wednesday's impeachment hearing Pelosi faces tough choices on impeachment managers MORE (Md.), Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalPelosi reaches deal with progressives to avert showdown over drug price bill Overnight Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — Progressives hope to avoid drug-pricing showdown with Pelosi | 'Medicare for All' backers get high-profile hearing | Dems take victory lap after eliminating drug protections in trade deal Progressives hopeful for deal with Pelosi to avert showdown on drug prices 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 ZinkeOvernight Energy: House Science Committee hits EPA with subpoenas | California sues EPA over Trump revoking emissions waiver | Interior disbands board that floated privatization at national parks Interior disbands advisory board that floated privatization at national parks Overnight Energy: Senate eyes nixing 'forever chemicals' fix from defense bill | Former Obama EPA chief named CEO of green group | Senate reviews Interior, FERC nominees criticized on ethics MORE reportedly spent $139,000 renovating office doors.

Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinLawmakers push spending deadline to Thursday The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by UANI — House Dems charge Trump with abuse, obstruction of Congress in impeachment articles White House, Democrats edge closer to deal on trade 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 PriceIsakson talks up bipartisanship in Senate farewell speech Hundreds apply to fill Isakson's Senate seat in Georgia Overnight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Warren faces tough choices on 'Medicare for All' funding | Dems demand answers on Tom Price's charter flights | Medicaid expansion nears 2020 ballot in Oklahoma 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 TillersonReport: Trump UK ambassador fired deputy for mentioning Obama in speech Overnight Defense: Ex-Navy secretary slams Trump in new op-ed | Impeachment tests Pompeo's ties with Trump | Mexican president rules out US 'intervention' against cartels Pompeo-Trump relationship tested by impeachment inquiry 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: Rate of new endangered species listings falls | EPA approves use of 'cyanide bombs' to protect livestock | Watchdog says EPA didn't conduct required analyses EPA didn't conduct required analyses of truck engine rule: internal watchdog Is Big Oil feeling the heat? 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.