Mar
22
2014
4

Maybe the answer is that Vivek Murthy should stay off of Twitter.

(H/T: Hot Air Headlines) The rest of this Daily Beast article on Vivek Murthy and, of people, Rand Paul, is not particularly interesting: but I wonder if Eleanor Clift has thought this through?

A surgeon general’s views on gun violence have never been a litmus test before, but Murthy got the attention of the National Rifle Association with this 2012 tweet: “Tired of politicians playing politics w/ guns, putting lives at risk b/c they’re scared of NRA. Guns are a health care issue.”

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Mar
16
2014
3

Harry Reid offers the NRA a scalp on controversial Surgeon General nomination.

Tell me again about how smart it was for Harry Reid to kill the filibuster over nominations. Because I’m pretty sure that it’s going to end up giving the NRA a public win:

A number of Senate Democrats have indicated that they might oppose President Barack Obama’s choice of Vivek Murthy for the post of U.S. Surgeon General, according to Senate aides, putting the nomination at risk over the issue of gun control.

Dr. Murthy’s nomination is opposed by the National Rifle Association, the country’s largest gun lobby, because he has expressed support for gun control, calling it a public-health issue.

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