On Thursday, two MSNBC contributors attributed the Ebola crisis to the National Rifle Association (NRA), as the NRA stood steadfast against the most recent nominee for Surgeon General, leaving the post vacant.
“If only there was someone around who could educate the American public about the actual level of risk. Someone who was trusted as a public health expert and whose job it was to help us understand what we really need to worry about and what precautions we should take.
“Actually, that is one of the primary responsibilities of the United States surgeon general. There’s just one problem: Thanks to Senate dysfunction and NRA opposition, we don’t have a surgeon general right now.
“In fact, we haven’t had a surgeon general for more than a year now – even though the president nominated the eminently qualified Dr. Vivek Murthy back in November 2013.”
The NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) wrote a letter in February to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) objecting to Murthy’s nomination after he penned letters as head of a doctors group advocating for gun-control.
“In his capacity as president of Doctors for America, Dr. Murthy has offered his support for a wide array of gun control policies that have been repeatedly rejected by the American people and their elected representatives. Most instructive is a January 14, 2013, Doctors for America letter to Congress, advocating for several firearms restrictions, that is signed by Dr. Murthy.
“A nearly identical January 9, 2013, letter, that was sent by Doctors for America to the head of President Obama’s gun control task force, Vice President Joe Biden, also carries Dr. Murthy’s signature.”
H/T Hot Air
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