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President’s choice to head HHS under fire from some in Mississippi’s delegation

Xavier Becerra (Image courtesy of the Office of Attorney General - California)

Xavier Becerra was nominated by President Joe Biden to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, but some have expressed concern about his experience and his stance on a Medicare for all system.

Senator Roger Wicker said Becerra is the wrong choice. “Mr. Becerra lacks the health care experience necessary to address the COVID-19 pandemic, and his record has proven he would seek to replace private health insurance, embrace radical policies on immigration, undermine pro-life protections, and damage religious liberty. In my view, he would sow further division at a time when our country needs a unifying presence in such a key position of influence.”

Congressman Steven Palazzo said, “President Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services lacks healthcare experience, thinks Medicare-for-all should replace private health insurance, and holds radical positions on abortion, religious liberty, and immigration. He should not be rewarded with the top seat at our nation’s health department. I joined many of my colleagues in requesting President Biden withdraw his nomination of Xavier Becerra.”

Click here to watch the Senate confirmation hearing for Becerra.  He is currently serving as Attorney General for California.

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