The Senate on Monday narrowly confirmed Vivek Murthy to be the nation’s surgeon general, making him one of the highest-profile beneficiaries of the Senate’s nuclear option.From all accounts, Murthy is an extreme left-wing physician who believes that guns are a public health issue. He was actively opposed by the NRA, and narrowly approved on a 51-43 vote. Harry Reid's nuclear option saved the day for President Obama and Dr. Murthy.
The nomination was strongly opposed by the National Rifle Association because of Murthy’s support of gun-control laws and by Republicans who doubted that a 37-year-old physician was qualified for the public health position.
On a more local note, Mary Landrieu once again showed her undying loyalty to the Democratic Party, voting to approve Dr. Murthy. Mary was the deciding vote on the nomination and shows once again that she is totally out of touch with the voters of the state of Louisiana and a willing tool for President Obama.
Thankfully, we have only a few more days before we will be shed of this troublesome Senator.