Biden has requested Republican Senate hopefuls, former NFL star Herschel Walker and Dr. Oz, to resign from their seats on a presidential council, or be removed from their posts.
Oz, who is running for governor of Pennsylvania, claimed in a Facebook post on Wednesday the administration issued him a letter, demanding he quit from President’s Council on Athletics, Fitness, and Nutrition.
Oz presented a video about the matter. He showed a message from the White House administration. The letter indicates Oz must resign by 6 p.m. on Wednesday or he would be dismissed from his position.
I received this letter on behalf of @POTUS requesting I resign from the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition. It’s sad that he would politicize such an important issue like health. The doctor he should ask to resign is Dr. Fauci, for a multitude of obvious reasons. pic.twitter.com/fJaVLKVWOC
— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) March 24, 2022
Dr. Oz Speaks Out
“It’s unfortunate he would publicize such a significant topic as healthcare.” According to Oz, the doctor who should be forced to step down is Dr. Fauci.
According to CNN, an identical letter was also delivered to Walker, who now is running for Seante in Georgia.
According to a White House spokesperson, it is the administration’s policy not to allow candidates for federal office to serve on presidential boards of directors.
Under the administration of former President Trump, both individuals were appointed to the council in 2018.
It’s clear that Biden can’t be around anybody who doesn’t entirely agree with his fear-mongering, totalitarian, “one size fits all” approach to COVID management. Oz said in his video that he was “proud of his duty and would not retire.”
According to CNN, those who serve on the Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition are deemed special government employees and are prohibited from participating in elections under the Hatch Act of 1942.
Trump Endorsed Herschel Walker
Trump, last year, endorsed former football star Herschel Walker in Georgia’s US Senate race, applauding him as “a friend, a patriot, and an exceptional American who is going to be an awesome United States senator.”
Walker is running for the seat currently held by Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock.
President Trump claimed in a statement that Herschel Walker will “never let you down.” Walker, in turn, praised Trump in a statement, writing: “Together, we will take back the United States Senate for the state of Georgia!!”
President Trump Officially Endorses Herschel Walker For U.S. Senate
— Sam GH (@SamGH98239545) September 3, 2021
Although Walker is the overwhelming frontrunner to win the Republican nomination, several Republicans are concerned about his potential to defeat Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock.
Currently, three Republican contenders have declared their candidacies: Georgia agricultural commissioner Gary Black, construction business owner Kelvin King, and finance executive/Navy vet Latham Saddler, all of whom are from the state of Georgia.
According to the most recent Grinnell College National Poll, Biden’s popularity ratings have dropped three points, with just 34 percent of Americans giving him a positive rating and 52 percent disapproving of his tenure as president.
A majority of liberals, 70 percent, continue to support Biden’s performance as president, whilst 89 percent of Republicans disapprove of his performance.