Due to a CBS ’60 Minutes’ and Washington Post focus on Rep. Tom Marino’s past actions ?
He will Not get the White House Drug Czar job….
In addition, the media focus pieces has moved Trump announce soon a push to deal with the opioid crises…..
Trump said “that he will declare a national emergency next week to address the opioid epidemic and declined to express confidence in Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), his nominee for drug czar, in the wake of revelations [joint WashPost/’60 Minutes’] that the lawmaker helped steer legislation making it harder to act against giant drug companies,” reports the Post lead story.
Why it matters: The report “detailed how a targeted lobbying effort helped weaken the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to go after drug distributors, even as opioid-related deaths continue to rise.”…Share on Facebook