Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) is Trump’s nominee to be Secretary of Health and Human Services; the cabinet department that oversees healthcare. He’s an orthopedic surgeon and a from-the-git-go opponent of Obamacare. He’s also invested heavily in the medical devices businesses and he’s also introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to protect those companies from government interference.
He faced tough grilling in his Senate confirmation hearing from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) on his stock purchases and possible insider trading.
Were this any average citizen, the Securities and Exchange Commission would want to have a word with him and his attorney, and were these normal times, he would be either rejected by the Senate or he would have the decency to withdraw his nomination.
But these are not normal times, and I fully expect him to be confirmed.