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Al Franken Criticizes Tom Price for Holding Tobacco Stocks He Owns Too

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Sen. Johnny Isakson (R., Ga.) came to the defense of Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services, Rep. Tom Price (R., Ga.), during his Wednesday confirmation hearing after Sen. Al Franken (D., Minn.) criticized Price for owning stock in tobacco companies that he also owns.

Franken informed Price during the Wednesday hearing that smoking is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States, which led Price to note that he lost his father, a lifelong smoker, to emphysema. – READ MORE

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