How the NRA derailed Obama’s choice for surgeon general

Dr. Vivek Murthy was a choice candidate to be the nation's top doctor until the NRA got involved. (Charles Dharapak/AP Photo)


How the NRA derailed Obama's choice for surgeon general

Once again, election-year politics is stymying Congress. This time, President Obama's choice for the nation's top doctor is facing opposition from some members of his own party who are worried about surviving mid-term elections. After a lobbying campaign by the National Rifle Association, several Democrats up for re-election in red states say they won't vote for Dr. Vivek Murthy to become surgeon general, putting his confirmation in jeopardy. So how does the gun control debate play into Congress choosing a …

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