Friday, February 10, 2017
BREAKING: Trump’s ‘Repeal and Replace’ Pick Dr. Tom Price CONFIRMED as HHS Secretary
At Red State by Caleb Howe --
Georgia Congressman and orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Tom Price was confirmed as Secretary of Health and Human Services early Friday morning after a long second hearing and a great deal of fretful debate. Price is seen as pivotal in administration efforts to scrap, overhaul, or otherwise undo Obamacare.
As Vox.com put it earlier today: “He’s the HHS secretary you’d pick if you were dead serious about dismantling the law.”
As with seemingly every nomination of late, Sen. Elizabeth Warren made the most overwrought and maudlin objections to Rep. Price’s nomination, saying that his experience in healthcare should “horrify” you and that he wants to “destroy fundamental protections that millions of Americans depend on.” (Also she said he has “no shame,” so obviously she hasn’t shut up yet.)