Thanks To the NRA, The US Has No Surgeon General Overseeing the Ebola Threat

Vivek Hallegere Murthy After Jon Stewart skewered him on The Daily Show Monday night, Chris Christie proclaimed to Matt Lauer on Tuesday morning that he knows more about how to handle Ebola than the CDC.

The President nominated Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, an extremely qualified candidate to replace 'acting' Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin. However, the National Rifle Association blocked Murthy's confirmation because he does not recognize that the NRA is "fourth and all-powerful branch of the federal government" and called for sane gun restrictions to prevent more Americans from dying unnecessarily from the gun violence epidemic.