Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) sent a letter to Senate colleagues urging them to oppose the nomination of Xavier Becerra to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services and is calling on President Biden to nominate someone more qualified to lead our nation’s Coronavirus pandemic response.
“What America needs in its next Secretary of HHS is an individual with extensive healthcare experience and expertise to continue the successful implementation of a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination program. Successfully achieving this goal is critical to ensuring that America can eradicate the virus, and to getting adults safely back to work and children safely back into the classroom. […] Despite the gravity of the healthcare crisis and the clear challenges facing our country, President Biden has nominated an attorney – someone who lacks the necessary experience and skills to serve as Secretary of HHS. […] As we face this unprecedented global pandemic, voting to confirm an HHS Secretary with absolutely no medical or scientific experience is simply irresponsible. Science matters. As best I can tell, Mr. Becerra’s only healthcare experience is as a lawyer, suing the Little Sisters of the Poor. […] Mr. Becerra is simply the wrong person to lead the department.”