For the reason that onset of the COVID pandemic, we’ve got realized that the well being of the American folks entails a great deal of politics, too. And now, President Joe Biden has appeared to double down on that notion.
Lately, Biden requested Republican Senate candidates, former NFL working again Herschel Walker and Dr. Mehmet Oz, to step down from the President’s Council on Sports activities, Health & Diet or be taken off the Council or be fired.
— The Hill (@thehill) March 24, 2022
Taking part in Politics With America’s Well being?
Dr. Oz, who’s a Senate candidate in Pennsylvania, mentioned he acquired a letter from the Biden administration, saying that if he didn’t step down from the council by 6 p.m. Wednesday, he could be eliminated. In line with CNN, Georgia Senate Candidate Herschel Walker acquired the identical letter.
In a video, Dr. Oz lamented the seemingly political motivations for his elimination from the council, saying, “It’s unhappy that he would politicize such an vital problem like well being. The physician he ought to ask to resign is Dr. Fauci, for a mess of apparent causes.”
Each Oz and Walker had been nominated for the Council by former President Donald Trump in 2018. The White Home’s excuse for demanding resignation or elimination, as a result of these on the council are thought-about “particular authorities officers,” subsequently they’re barred from working for any federal workplace.
The official web site of the President’s Council on Sports activities, Health & Diet states, “The President’s Council on Sports activities, Health & Diet (PCSFN) is a federal advisory committee that goals to advertise wholesome consuming and bodily exercise for all Individuals, no matter background or means.”
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Different recognizable members of the committee embrace Patriots head coach Invoice Belichick, MMA stars Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal, and baseball star Johnny Damon.
Dr. Oz made it fairly clear that they must kick him off the council. He additionally acknowledged:
“Clearly, Joe Biden can’t be round anybody who doesn’t fully fall consistent with his fear-mongering authoritarian one-size-fits-all COVID dealing with. I’m happy with my service and won’t resign.”
I acquired this letter on behalf of @POTUS requesting I resign from the President’s Council on Sports activities, Health & Diet. It’s unhappy that he would politicize such an vital problem like well being. The physician he ought to ask to resign is Dr. Fauci, for a mess of apparent causes. pic.twitter.com/fJaVLKVWOC
— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) March 24, 2022
Georgia Senate Race Trying Good So Far For Walker
Herschel Walker tweeted out a press release on his elimination from the council Thursday morning.
President Biden is so scared about us beating Raphael Warnock that he has requested me to resign from my unpaid place on the President’s Council on Sports activities, Health, and Diet.
I’m not a quitter so you will have to fireplace me.
— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) March 24, 2022
And whereas the transfer could also be a disappointing one for him, he has many different issues to take care of, like a decent Senate race in Georgia.
At present, Walker is trouncing three different GOP main candidates. A Actual Clear Politics common has him up by 59.7 factors. Within the basic election, issues get a lot tighter, however Walker remains to be holding a really slight lead over incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D). The RCP common there is only one level.
Walker additionally acquired early on an endorsement from Donald Trump, which can give him a nudge because the midterm elections get nearer. The 2 have been buddies for various years, and Walker was and early supporter of Trump’s in his bid for the White Home.
“Herschel Walker is a pal, a Patriot, and an excellent American who’s going to be a GREAT United States Senator…Herschel Walker won’t ever allow you to down…He has my Full and Complete Endorsement!”
FULL STATEMENT: pic.twitter.com/JtmqiZ3zMr
— Natalie Harp (@NatalieJHarp) September 2, 2021
Herschel Walker Not Shy About His Views
Herschel Walker is a proud conservative, and won’t shrink back about stating his views. Again in September, when kids of the privileged rich elite protested in New York Metropolis by breaking retailer home windows over the loss of life of a Rochester New York man whereas in police custody, Walker referred to as for all of them to get “federal time.”
Christian Walker, Herschel Walker’s son, proves the apple doesn’t fall removed from the tree. He has additionally been very vocal in talking out for black and different minority conservatives. In 2020, after the loss of life of George Floyd, Christian Walker blasted Black Lives Matter saying,
“Anyone who actually cares about black folks couldn’t help Black Lives Matter — it’s a terrorist group, and personally I believe it’s the KKK in blackface.”
Herschel Walker has referred to as out Joe Biden earlier than, too. In 2020, then presidential candidate Biden in contrast George Floyd to Dr. Martin Luther King.
That was merely an excessive amount of for Walker who tweeted,
Somebody inform @JoeBiden to not examine the loss of life of Dr. King and George Floyd. He has been in workplace a really very long time and never as soon as has he tried to alter something for black lives. Have a look at his voting information! @FoxNews @CNN @realDonaldTrump @POTUS @FoxNews @MSNBC
— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) June 13, 2020
Each Dr. Oz and Herschel Walker have referred to as the transfer by the Biden administration political in nature. Dr. Oz prompt that Joe Biden may wish to get his priorities straight.
If President Biden desires to politicize well being, he must fireplace me. You’d assume report gasoline costs, a 40-year inflation excessive, and the state of affairs in Ukraine could be his highest priorities in the meanwhile.
— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) March 24, 2022