Tom Price, Health and Human Services secretary, got booed as he took the mound to throw out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals’ game on Wednesday.
Reportedly, a few cheers were recognized, but the crowd was overwhelming disappointed with Price’s presence at the start of the game.
Price has been a strong advocate for the repeal and replacement of the Obamacare health care law. His advocacy for the reform of the current health care system has led him to lobby with lawmakers and appear on Sunday morning shows.
In June, Price told CNN that he believes many Republicans don’t understand Trump’s plan for health care, according to the Washington Examiner.
Typically, the Health and Human Services secretary isn’t a household name, but with ongoing discourse surrounding health care and Price’s role in the discussion, Americans are more aware of the position.
People turned to Twitter to share the dismay at the park.
— Jordan Fabian (@Jordanfabian) August 9, 2017
Whose idea was it to have Tom Price throw out the first pitch in DC?? Stick to 1. Katie Ledecky or 2. a baby
— Kiley Kroh (@kileykroh) August 9, 2017
Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services Tom Price received a bevy of boos when throwing out the first pitch.
— Kyle Melnick (@kyle_melnick) August 9, 2017
Tom Price, the head of HHS, just threw out the first pitch at Nats Park. He wasn't greeted warmly.
— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) August 9, 2017
Tom Price is throwing out the first pitch at the Nats game tonight. Hopefully the boos rain down like fire and fury
— Kenny Freeman (@KennytheFreeMan) August 9, 2017