Al Franken Bashes Tom Price for Owning Tobacco Stock He Also Owns


Senator Al Franken, a former comedian who is a joke as a senator, asked Tom Price how he could own tobacco stock as a doctor. He also suggested Price engaged in insider trading. When Price explained it’s a mutual fund and most people don’t know every stock that is in their funds, Franken basically called him a liar.

Tom Price responded. He was offended by the insider trading accusation and said his agreement with his broker is simply that she provide a diverse portfolio like most people do. He never discussed it with her.

Sen. Isakson pointed out that Al Franken owns Philliop Morris stock but probably doesn’t know it.


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