Georgia’s Price seeks Senate appointment after HHS downfall
ATLANTA (AP) — Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is seeking a return ticket to Washington nearly two years after being ousted for excessive travel spending.
Cody Hall is a spokesman for Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp. He said Thursday that Price had submitted an application to be appointed to the seat of retiring Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson.
Price served as health secretary under President Donald Trump for about seven months. He was forced out in September 2017 because of the spending.
An HHS inspector general’s report later found that the government wasted at least $341,000 on Price’s travel.
U.S. Rep. Doug Collins is among other top Republicans who have submitted applications for Isakson’s seat.