Dan Heyman: US reporter arrested for shouting questions on healthcare

A reporter was arrested on Tuesday night at the West Virginia Capitol for allegedly causing a disturbance by shouting questions to two Trump aides.

Dan Heyman had asked Health Secretary Tom Price and White House adviser Kellyanne Conway about coverage under the Republican healthcare plan.

The veteran health reporter wanted to know if domestic violence would be covered as a pre-existing condition.

He later said he “was trying to do my job”. He nows faces a prison sentence.

Mr Heyman, who works for the Public News Service, spoke to reporters after being released by police.

He said that he had been following the Trump team’s entourage through the capitol building while wearing his press badge and a shirt identifying his media outlet.

“He didn’t say anything,” Mr Heyman told reporters about Mr Price’s refusal to answer his question.

“So I persisted,” he added.

 

BBC

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