Dr. Vivek Murthy was nominated by President Obama to be the next surgeon general of the United States. The nomination is stalled, because of Murthy’s long record of activism against the Second Amendment. Evidently, Dr. Murthy believes that the Bill of Rights is a heath problem.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has changed the rules of the Senate to remove the 60 votes necessary to cut off a filibuster of President Obama’s nominees. The goal was to make it easier to force through nominations that have no bipartisan support and to knee cap Republicans in the Senate who have used the filibuster to slow and stop Obama’s out of the mainstream nominees. Reid thought the elimination of the filibuster would make it easy to confirm even the most extreme nominations, but he was wrong.
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