Barack Obama picked far left 36 year-old organizer Vivek Murthy as the next Surgeon General.
–Not for his expertise but for his activism.
Another radical activist is rewarded for his organizing skills.
Vivek was the co-founder and president of “Doctors for America,” which began as “Doctors for Obama in 2008.”
The Politico reported:
President Barack Obama’s selection of a 36-year-old founder of an Obamacare advocacy group to serve as the nation’s top doctor has brought accusations that he’s too young and too political to be surgeon general.
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Vivek Murthy, a Boston physician, software entrepreneur and political ally of the president, will face a Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday.
If confirmed, Murthy would be one of the youngest surgeons general in history. And he’s expected to be a much more vocal national presence than recent physicians who have held the post. His immediate predecessor, Regina Benjamin, had a low political profile.
But first, Murthy has to get through the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee’s confirmation hearing, at which Republicans are expected to ask tough questions about his experience and his background with the political organization Doctors for America, which began in 2008 as Doctors for Obama and evolved into a physicians association closely associated with the president’s health law.
Richard Carmona, who served as surgeon general in the George W. Bush administration and then ran unsuccessfully as a Democrat against Sen. Jeff Flake in Arizona in 2012, warned the White House against nominating such a “relatively inexperienced and untested physician” who doesn’t have the “right” to be considered for surgeon general at this point in his career.