US journalist arrested for asking Trump cabinet member about healthcare bill

US journalist arrested for asking Trump cabinet member about healthcare bill: Dan Heyman, a veteran US reporter for the Public News Service, was arrested Tuesday in Charleston, West Virginia for doing his job, local media reported.

The West Virginia-based journalist was working on a story about whether or not domestic violence is a pre-existing condition under the GOP health-care bill, so he went to the West Virginia state capitol on Tuesday where President Donald Trump’s Health and Human Services secretary, Tom Price, was visiting to learn more about the opioid crisis.

Heyman said that he approached Price in the hallways of the capital and repeatedly asked him if domestic violence is actually a pre-existing condition. Price refused to answer questions, but Heyman persisted anyways. Moments later, Heyman was handcuffed and arrested for “Willful Disruption of State Government Processes.”

“He had no intention but to do anything except ask a tough question,” Tim DiPiero, Heyman’s attorney, said after the incident.

Heyman said that he has been covering health care dating back before the Affordable Care Act passed. “So this is well-trodden ground for me,” he said.

Capitol police indicated that Heyman was being too loud and aggressive, which ultimately led to his arrest.

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