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WATCH: Reporter Arrested for 'Trying to Ask Tom Price Questions' About GOP's Obamacare Repeal

A citizen's watch group posted video of the incident on Twitter.

During a speech in West Virginia given by Health Secretary Tom Price, journalist Dan Heyman was reportedly arrested for asking Price about the GOP’s new healthcare bill.

“My colleague Dan Heyman was arrested today for trying to ask Tom Price questions about the Republican health-care bill,” tweeted Eric Tegethoff, Heyman’s colleague at Public News Service.

Price’s speech was about the opioid epidemic, but according to Tegethoff he was arrested when asking a supposedly off-topic question about the bill.

Tegethoff noted that “Price is an architect and booster of AHCA, so it seems fair for a reporter to get answers on questions Americans are most concerned about.”

He then tweeted a video of Heyman’s arrest via a citizen’s watch group, which you can watch below. You can read Tegethoff’s thread about the incident below as well.

UPDATE: Dan Heyman has been released on $5,000 bail. He has issued the following statement through the West Virginia chapter of the ACLU:

Noor Al-Sibai is a writer and editor for Raw Story, whose work has appeared in Bustle, Everyday Feminism, and Rewire. 

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