(ConservativeHub.com) – The White House sought the resignation of Dr. Mehmet Oz (more commonly known just as Dr. Oz) and Herschel Walker from the President’s Council on Sports, Nutrition, and Fitness. Both men are currently seeking seats in Congress as Republicans. The administration stated candidates running for federal office could not serve on the board.
Dr. Oz calls it "fear-mongering" while others say it is a clear violation of the Hatch Act.https://t.co/rYQA5nEl6y
— fox8news (@fox8news) March 24, 2022
Former President Donald Trump appointed both men to the council. Oz, who is best known for his daytime television show, is seeking a Senate seat in Pennsylvania, while Walker, a former football star, hopes to become a senator in Georgia.
President Biden is so scared about us beating Raphael Warnock that he has asked me to resign from my unpaid position on the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition.
I’m not a quitter so you are going to have to fire me.
— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) March 24, 2022
Walker responded to the president’s request for his resignation from the council by saying Biden is afraid he will win his congressional race. Oz also accused the White House of executing a political move.
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
The White House maintains it’s against policy for the two men to continue on the board while running for Congress. In the notice to Walker and Oz, the administration told them to resign by the end of the day on March 23 or face removal. Both men stated the president would have to remove them because they refused to quit.
The administration made two new appointments on March 23. José Andrés and Elena Dell Donne will take the positions vacated by Walker and Oz.
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