Reporter Dan Heyman was arrested for attempting to ask Trump’s Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price a very simple question about pre-existing conditions in the recently passed House health care bill.
Heyman was trying to figure out if domestic violence would be considered a pre-existing condition in the new bill. Tom Price just didn’t want to answer, so he was arrested. Sounds about right.
When Heyman alerted police that he was a member of the press and he was allowed to ask questions, they still arrested him. What’s interesting about the arrest is that Heyman was in a public space and had received no warnings prior to asking his question.
“First time I’ve ever been arrested for asking a question. First time I’ve ever heard of someone getting arrested for asking a question,” he said.
“It’s dreadful. This is my job, this is what I’m supposed to do. I’m supposed to find out if someone is going to be affected by this healthcare law…I think it is a question that deserves to be answered,” he added.
A video of the arrest, shot by Valerie Woody with the West Virginia Citizens Action Group. 3/3 pic.twitter.com/Q1bOSotNEe
— Eric Tegethoff (@EricTegethoff) May 9, 2017