Dem mocks Price: He committed 'unpardonable sin' by not owning private jet

Dem mocks Price: He committed 'unpardonable sin' by not owning private jet
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Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSunday Talk Shows: Lawmakers look ahead to House vote on articles of impeachment, Senate trial Supreme Court takes up fight over Trump financial records Democrats approve two articles of impeachment against Trump in Judiciary vote MORE (D-Calif.) mocked 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 on Friday, saying the former Health and Human Services secretary committed “the one unpardonable sin” in President Trump’s world before his resignation.

“Tom Price committed the one unpardonable sin in Trump's world: Being rich, but not rich enough to own his own private jet,” Schiff tweeted.


Schiff was responding in a tweet to remarks Trump gave to reporters before it was announced that Price had resigned.

“We have great secretaries, and we have some that actually own their own planes,” Trump said. “That solves that."

Price resigned Friday after criticism over his use of private jets for official business trips.

The former Health secretary took multiple government planes and private jets at a cost of more than $1 million since May, according to Politico.

Price apologized on Thursday and said he would repay just under $52,000 for his “seats” on the flights, but Trump said Friday he was “not happy” and didn’t like the “optics” of Price’s flights. The White House later released a copy of Price's resignation letter that Trump accepted.

At the time of his nomination to the HHS post in January, Price had a net worth of at least $8.2 million, which included more than one bank account containing at least $100,000 in cash, according to his personal financial disclosure forms.

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 and Environmental Protection Agency chief 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 have also come under scrutiny in recent days for their use of private aircraft for government business.