From the Daily Mail:
Currently the U.S. does not have a permanent surgeon general. President Barack Obama nominated Dr. Vivek Murthy to fill the spot last November after the previous surgeon general vacated the position.
Murthy’s nomination has been tied up in the Senate since March amid concerns from conservative, gun rights group, the National Rifle Association, that the Harvard and Yale educated doctor would seek to implement restrictions on the Second Amendment if he were confirmed for the position.
Now, liberals in the media are arguing that Murthy, not [CDC Director] Frieden, should be out calming Americans and cautioning them on how they can avoid contracting the disease.
‘Murthy has no business sitting around and waiting to be confirmed. The Obama administration should have been raising holy hell, demanding that a pre-eminent doctor get his vote on the Senate floor,’ News One Now host Roland Martin wrote in an op-ed for The Daily Beast titled Where the Hell Is the Surgeon General?
Martin argued that the Obama administration should use Murthy ‘as the poster child for a nasty, devilish lobbying group being the de facto fourth branch of government.’
Likewise, MSNBC’s Krystal Ball wrote in a joint op-ed with MSNBC producer Anne Thompson that ‘thanks to NRA power and Senate cowardice, we are left with no surgeon general during a time when, we not only have Ebola arriving on our shores, but are also dealing with the mysterious Enterovirus, which is infecting and contributing to the deaths of children in the U.S.’
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