President Biden has asked for two Republican Senate candidates to hand in their resignations from a presidential council or face being fired. On Wednesday, Biden asked Pennsylvania candidate Mehmet Oz and Georgia candidate Herschel Walker to resign from their Trump-appointed positions.
Dr. Oz blasted Biden for demanding his resignation from the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition in a Wednesday post.
The Hill reports:
“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,” Oz said in the caption of the video.
Biden also sent a similar letter to Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker.
A White House official said it is the administration’s policy not to let those running for federal office be on presidential boards.
“Clearly, Joe Biden can’t be around anyone who doesn’t completely fall in line with his fear-mongering authoritarian one-size-fits-all COVID handling. I am proud of my service and will not resign,” Oz said in his video.
According to CNN, individuals on the Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition are considered special government employees who are barred from partisan elections under the Hatch Act.