Democrats Lining Up to Oppose Obamas Anti-Gun Nominee For Surgeon GeneralPosted: March 18, 2014 | |
Katie Pavlich writes: President Obama’s anti-gun nominee for Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy, could go down in flames on the Senate floor. Murthy, who has a history of calling guns a “healthcare issue,” classifying guns as a “public health threat” and of slamming the National Rifle Association, is being opposed not by just Republicans, but numerous Democrats in an election year.
Democratic Senate aides estimated on Monday that from eight to 10 Democrats may oppose Murthy’s nomination if the vote were to be held soon, mostly because of his left-leaning views on gun policy, which have attracted opposition from the National Rifle Association.
An aide closely following the nomination described a vote for Murthy as carrying “very little political or policy gain but plenty of downside.”
NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox has warned Murthy will treat gun ownership “as a disease” should he be confirmed to fill the powerful government position he has been nominated for. Murthy has said he will not make guns a “priority” should he make it past Democrat votes….Read the rest…
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