Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffParis Hilton takes to Capitol Hill to advocate for troubled teen care reform Jan. 6 panel votes to hold Bannon in contempt Press: Steve Bannon behind bars in Capitol basement? MORE (D-Calif.) mocked Tom PriceThomas (Tom) Edmunds PriceWant to evaluate Donald Trump's judgment? Listen to Donald Trump Former Georgia ethics official to challenge McBath A proposal to tackle congressional inside trading: Invest in the US 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.
Tom Price committed the one unpardonable sin in Trump's world: Being rich,but not rich enough to own his own private jet. https://t.co/dFLUitubHZ— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) September 29, 2017
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 & Environment — Biden makes return to pre-Trump national monument boundaries official Want to evaluate Donald Trump's judgment? Listen to Donald Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Biden launches blitz for jobs plan with 'thank you, Georgia' MORE and Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittOvernight Energy & Environment — Biden makes return to pre-Trump national monument boundaries official Trump-era EPA board member sues over firing EPA bans use of pesticide linked to developmental problems in children MORE have also come under scrutiny in recent days for their use of private aircraft for government business.