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WASHINGTON — A group of Democratic senators is pushing back against the dismissal of former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, requesting more information from President Trump in a letter that cites what they call a “pattern of politically motivated and ethically questionable personnel decisions.”

The White House requested Murthy’s resignation in late April; when he refused to resign, he was formally relieved of his duties.


Murthy was known for an uncommon focus on emotional well-being, but his two-year tenure also included two major political flaps.

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  • Dr. Murthy represents the ideals of the party who chose him. Trump obviously does not share the same ideals. Guess what…guns don’t kill people….People kill people. Some people think gun violence can be achieved by addressing mental health issues, creating jobs, creating youth programs and border control. I think Trump has some great ideas for change. People are too busy criticizing him to really think about the positive changes that can come out of these choices.

  • Let me guess, Trump will appoint a CEO of R J Reynolds tabocco or CEO of some big alcohol company to be the new Sergeon General because it is the way he roles in his cabinet. I wish differently but have yet to be more than depressed with the President or his supporters in terms of leading a nation “of, by, and for the people”, unless the people are the 1% most wealthy. The rest of us are Gods sheep, meant to be fleesed for the benefit of the 1%. I don’t buy what they’re selling for one nanosecond.

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