Tom Price out as HHS secretary after private-jet scandal
Tom Price has resigned as the head of the Department of Health and Human Services, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday. Sanders said in a statement that Price "offered his resignation earlier today and the president accepted." Trump earlier Friday indicated that he was close to firing Price, whose private-jet use has caused a major scandal for the administration and angered Trump. Sanders said Trump will nominate Don Wright to serve as acting secretary as of Friday evening. Wright is currently deputy assistant secretary for health and director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.