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Some Democrats Balk at Confirming Obama’s Surgeon General Pick

March 15, 2014
by Kristina Peterson, Colleen McCain Nelson, Jennifer Corbett Dooren
Wall Street Journal

A number of Senate Democrats have indicated that they might oppose President Barack Obama’s choice of Vivek Murthy for the post of U.S. Surgeon General, according to Senate aides, putting the nomination at risk over the issue of gun control. 

“He's the sort of person that when he's listening he's really listening and people can feel that, ” said Jeffrey Levi, the executive director of Trust for America's Health.