MSNBC's Ball: NRA in Part to Blame for Ebola Crisis

MSNBC's Ball: NRA in Part to Blame for Ebola Crisis

In a video posted to her online series “Krystal Clear” on Thursday, MSNBC’s Krystal Ball tied the ongoing Ebola crisis to the National Rifle Association efforts on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

“As the Ebola crisis continues, confusion and fear grows,” Ball said. “So why are we still waiting on President Obama’s Surgeon General nominee to get to work? The answer: guns.”

According to Ball, the tie to guns is the NRA, which is behind Senate Democrats reluctance to put that nominee, Dr. Vivek Murthy, up for confirmation.

“The U.S. Surgeon General is supposed to be the nation’s leading spokesman on matters of public health, a trusted public health expert who helps us all of us understand what we need to be worried about, like, I don’t know, maybe Ebola to name a random example. But because Senate Democrats are afraid of the NRA, President Obama’s nominee Dr. Vivek Murthy has been sitting on the sidelines since February.”

(h/t Daily Caller)

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