Tammy Baldwin appears to have broken Senate video rule

MADISON, Wis. — In her haste to make political hay, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin appears to have violated a 30-year-old Senate ethics rule.

Baldwin used video from a Senate committee confirmation hearing earlier this month on Tom Price, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Health and Human Services secretary.

Baldwin’s handlers pulled a 1 minute, 27-second video clip of the Madison Democrat peppering Price with questions about his position on Medicaid prescription drug price negotiations during the Jan. 18 Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing and blasted it out on her political social networks.

A clip on Baldwin’s Facebook sitedeclares, “A ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer should not be this difficult,” a dig at Price’s answer.

In one tweet, Baldwin includes a 57-second clip showing she “pressed #Price to commit to ensuring substance abuse treatment will be covered.” The senator included the hashtags #PriceHearing and #OpioidEpidemic in the tweet.

In another clip sent out on Baldwin’s Twitter account, the senator hits Price on Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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