Dr. Vivek Murthy, an under-qualified, rabid anti-gun doctor is poised to serve as our Surgeon General. The second confirmation hearing is Thursday. His claim to fame is that he will further the Obama anti-gun agenda with the power of the government’s health research arm and a very loud megaphone.
Vivek Murthy, an ally of Barack Obama, is a community organizer of doctors. He is a Boston physician whose only significant achievement is his organizing of Doctors for America, a group that says they are nonpartisan but has openly advocated for Obama. The group started out as Doctors for Obama.
Murthy and his group are rabidly anti-gun.
His group successfully fought a proposed Florida law that would have prevented doctors from including in a person’s medical file whether they are a gun owner. Doctors for America has referred to guns as a public health threat, and circulated a petition to pressure Congress to pass stricter gun laws. Murthy will undoubtedly push for all doctors to do the same.
His Doctors for America (DFA) has exhibited its extreme agenda, pushing Congress to ban “assault” weapons and “high-capacity” magazines, and spending more tax dollars for more research to prove that fewer guns would lower the crime rate.
Obama has succeeded in politicizing agency after agency and now he’s trying to do the same with the Surgeon General’s office.
Republicans Rand Paul and Michael Enzi plan to fight his confirmation.
The NRA sent a letter to the Senate urging the Senate not to confirm Murthy. They said this is so big that they will score the vote, putting Democrats in red states, who are up for re-election, in a delicate position. Will they really vote anti-gun?
Doctors for America, is the Obama-linked sister group to other progressive groups, such as Organizing for America and the Center for American Progress, whose founder, John Podesta, is a senior adviser on the White House staff. Podesta has sworn to put through Obama’s agenda without Congress.
Murthy and his assistant Rachel Curley are fellows at CAP, a think tank supporting by George Soros.
How do you think gun research will go under Murthy?
He’s only 36-years old with little experience. Richard Carmona, a former Surgeon General under George Bush warned against appointing someone to this position who does not have the proper background.
In letter to Obama, Carmona said that a nominee without significant public health experience or a background in the career uniformed services risks “a distinctive disadvantage in credibility, knowledge and depth and breadth of experience when attempting to address complex public health issues,” according to Politico.
He has no experience running anything, not even a small department. However it’s not about running the office of Surgeon General comfortably, it’s about pushing a far-left agenda.
A sample of Murthy’s tweets:
1. Vivek Murthy @vivek_murthy Apr 21
Signs of progress-we got 20 votes in the senate in favor of gun violence legislation that we wouldn’t have had 1 year ago. Have faith #dr4a
2. Vivek Murthy @vivek_murthy Apr 21
Docs fired up to keep fighting for gun safety laws @Drsforamerica natl conference with @haroldpollack Brina Milikowsky, Eric Fleegler #dr4a
3. Vivek Murthy @vivek_murthy 21 Dec 2012
NRA press conference disappointing but predictable – blame everything in the world except guns for the Newtown tragedy. #wakeup
4. And there is this one: