Ethics

Fill The Swamp

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's use of a government plane to view the solar eclipse on August 21st prompted a lawsuit by ethics watchdogs and a formal review by the Treasury Department's inspector general.

According to a report from ABC News, that was not the first time Mnuchin tried to use a government plane for a personal excursion.

Secretary Steven Mnuchin requested use of a government jet to take him and his wife on their honeymoon in Scotland, France and Italy earlier this summer, sparking an “inquiry” by the Treasury Department's Office of Inspector General, sources tell ABC News.

Officials familiar with the matter say the highly unusual ask for a U.S. Air Force jet, which according to an Air Force spokesman could cost roughly $25,000 per hour to operate, was put in writing by the secretary's office but eventually deemed unnecessary after further consideration of by Treasury Department officials.

Steve Mnuchin's personal net worth is somewhere north of $300 million so it's not clear why he would even think about asking taxpayers to pay for his honeymoon transportation. I mean, I suppose it's possible he really is just that entitled and corrupt in intent.

Ron Wyden, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, says Mnuchin shouldn't need a "giant rulebook" to know that this is "common sense" and "slap your forehead stuff."

That leads us to another possible explanation: Steve Mnuchin is actually a moron.

  • ninjaf

    But how can they make a spectacle of themselves and prove that they are True Patriots™ without military aircraft to carry them around on their whims?

  • muselet

    “The Secretary is a member of the National Security Council and has responsibility for the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence,” the spokesman said in a statement. “It is imperative that he have access to secure communications, and it is our practice to consider a wide range of options to ensure he has these capabilities during his travel, including the possible use of military aircraft.”

    If that sounds to you like a load of old codswallop, you’re not alone.

    “Entitled” or “stupid” is a tough call, so I’m going with “both.”

    –alopecia

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  • These people are corrupt, greedy, assholes through and through. That’s all there is to it. They do it because they’re cheap grifters and they think they’re entitled.

    And if anyone in the Obama administration had done this, the Congressional (R) howling would have deafened entire states.