There is no Surgeon General to head America’s Ebola response

This Republican seems completely unaware that we don’t have a Surgeon General right now… because the GOP has blocked Obama’s nominee at the behest of the NRA. But he’s not going to let that stop him from blaming the Obama administration.

Right wing politics, ladies and gentlemen.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) says Ron Klain is “off to a bad start” in his new role asthe president’s Ebola response coordinator, and that the U.S. Surgeon General should be the one leading the effort. But what Chaffetz doesn’t seem to realize is that there hasn’t been a surgeon general for more than a year.

“Why not have the surgeon general head this up?” Chaffetz asked in a Wednesday appearance on Fox News. “I think that’s a very legitimate question. At least you have somebody who has a medical background whose been confirmed by the United States Senate.”

“It begs the question, what does the surgeon general do?” he added. “Why aren’t we empowering that person?”