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Rand Paul objects to Obama’s surgeon general nominee

by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 26 at 5:04 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is not happy with the president's choice for surgeon general and trying to block it.

Senator Paul says he objects to President Obama's nominee who is Dr.Vivek Murthy.

Paul wrote a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid saying he has serious concerns about quote "his ability to impartially serve as the nation's doctor."

He says the nominee has an organization that has been focused on advancing strict gun control laws and promoting the Affordable Care Act.

He appeared on Fox News to discuss the hold he's putting on the nomination.
 

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