In the latest double standard applied by the driveby media, the Obama administration gets a pass on their expensive travel in the performance of cabinet tasks. All the furor over the expensive travel by Tom Price has caused him to resign as Secretary of Health and Human Services. The use of private jets by Republicans is unforgivable by the media who could care less how the Obama administration got around. The interesting aspect of this is that Mr. Price’s actions did seem to fly in the face of President Trump’s clearing of the swamp. Who or what was it that led Mr. Price to think that this was OK?
As Written By Alex Pappas for Fox News:
The use of private planes by President Trump’s Cabinet has come under intense media scrutiny in recent days, but officials in the Obama administration also took pricey flights on the government’s dime, including for personal trips.
Top figures during President Barack Obama’s tenure who used non-commercial planes for travel included then-attorney generals Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, then-FBI director Robert Mueller, and then-CIA director and defense secretary Leon Panetta.
Because of their jobs, these officials were required to take government planes for security and communications purposes. Still, critics questioned whether they could have found more cost-effective options and whether all the trips were necessary.
The issue of Cabinet officials using non-commercial planes resurfaced after the outcry over Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price’s repeated use of private planes and military flights for official business. Price resigned from the administration over the scandal Friday.
The HHS secretary, unlike the defense secretary and others, is not required to use non-commercial planes. The details of Price’s frequent flights drew criticism from the media and the president himself. Before his resignation, Price pledged to repay the government more than $51,000 for his share of the flights (which covers a fraction of the cost) and……
THERE IS MORE HERE KEEP READING: