Current Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has pledged to give President Obama’s choice for Surgeon General a vote prior to the new GOP controlled senate convening in 2015 according to The Hill.
Vivek Murphy, the nominee, has previously made anti-gun statements.
According to the Washington Times,
Dr. Murthy is the 36-year-old president and co-founder of Doctors for America, a group that advocates for Obamacare and gun control laws.
The group calls gun violence “a public health crisis.” It pushes for Congress to ban “assault weapons” and “high-capacity” magazines and calls for spending tax dollars for more gun-control research.