(DC) – Democrat Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has been part of the hold up on President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, and now he’s speaking out about Biden’s nominee for the Food and Drug Administrator commissioner position.
“Manchin came out against President Joe Biden’s nominee for Food and Drug Administration commissioner, Dr. Robert Califf, citing his poor handling of the opioid epidemic,” reported Breitbart News.
Manchin has been consistent in his opposition of Califf. Manchin was one of four senators who voted against Califf when President Barack Obama nominated him.
Biden shared Califf as his pick saying, “Dr. Robert Califf is one of the most experienced clinical trialists in the country, and has the experience and expertise to lead the Food and Drug Administration during a critical time in our nation’s fight to put an end to the coronavirus pandemic. As the FDA considers many consequential decisions around vaccine approvals and more, it is mission critical that we have a steady, independent hand to guide the FDA.”