Warren: Price may have helped company’s stock

Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is suggesting the congressman in line to become the next health secretary used his position to help a company he’d bought stock in.

But Georgia Republican Rep. Tom Price says he did nothing wrong and that his broker decided to make the purchase.

The tense exchange came during Wednesday’s Senate Health committee hearing on Donald Trump’s designee.

The dispute flared over Price’s purchase last year of shares in Zimmer Biomet. It makes medical devices. Warren asked Price if he took actions ‘‘to advance your plan to help the company that you now owned stock in.’’

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Price responded, ‘‘I’m offended by that insinuation.’’

Warren says Price’s actions included introducing a bill that would have blocked regulations that could have harmed the company.

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