Rand Paul Opposes Surgeon General Nominee Over Gun Issue

Law360, Washington (February 27, 2014, 3:48 PM EST) -- Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said on Wednesday that he would oppose President Barack Obama’s pick for U.S. Surgeon General over fears the nominee would use the post to curtail gun rights.

Paul wrote in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., that nominee Vivek Murthy was not qualified to serve as Surgeon General because of statements that Paul says threaten the rights of gun owners. Paul referred to Murthy’s affiliations with liberal-leaning groups like the Center for American Progress and Doctors for Obama....
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