>> US Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Thursday, attempting to atone for his free rides. Price saying, he will write a personal check to the government for the cost of travelling on private jets. Pledging that quote, taxpayers won't pay a dime for his flights. Price ponying up after Politico revealed he took at least 26 charter flights since May, while on official business, costing more than $400,000.
How much of that he'll actually pay is unclear. Price's statement coming after President Donald Trump gave a thumbs down to the Georgia doctor, who served more than a decade in Congress before being named to Trump's cabinet. The president remaining vague on whether he would fire him.>> I will tell you personally, I am not happy about it.
I am not happy about it.>> What are you going to do about it, Mr. President?>> I'm going to look at it. I am not happy about it and I let him know it.>> Prices pricey rides prompting the House Oversight Committee to launch a bipartisan investigation into the use of private planes by all of Trumps cabinet members.
Price saying on Thursday, he was quote, clearly not sensitive enough to my concern for the taxpayer.