Lankford, Colleagues to President Biden: Withdraw Becerra Nomination to Serve as HHS Secretary

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today joined Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), Representative Dan Bishop (R-NC), and 73 other Members of Congress today in a letter urging President Joe Biden to withdraw California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s nomination to serve as the next Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).

In part, the members wrote, “We write to express our grave concerns regarding the nomination of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to serve as the next Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Mr. Becerra’s lack of healthcare experience, enthusiasm for replacing private health insurance with government-run Medicare-for-all, and embrace of radical policies on immigration, abortion, and religious liberty, render him unfit for any position of public trust, and especially for HHS Secretary.”

Cosigners of the letter include: Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Steve Daines (R-MT), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), John Kennedy (R-LA), Mike Lee (R-UT), Jim Risch (R-ID), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and 64 members of the House of Representatives.

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