Trump Health Dept. Dismisses Obama Appointed Surgeon General | NBC 6 South Florida
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Trump Health Dept. Dismisses Obama Appointed Surgeon General

Health department spokeswoman Alleigh Marre says Dr. Vivek Murthy will remain a member of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Trump Health Dept. Dismisses Obama Appointed Surgeon General
    AP
    In this July 25, 2016, file photo, Dr. Vivek Murthy speaks during a news conference at Orange County Mosquito Control, in Orlando, Fla.

    The Trump administration has relieved Dr. Vivek Murthy of his duties as U.S. Surgeon General.

    A spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services says Murthy was asked to resign after "assisting in a smooth transition" under President Donald Trump.

    Murthy was a holdover from the Obama administration.

    Murthy's deputy, Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, is serving as acting surgeon general and leader the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps until the Senate confirms a replacement. Her previous positions include being a nurse officer in the U.S. Army.

    Ex-Homeland Security Chief: Putin Orchestrated Cyberattacks on US

    [NATL] Ex-Homeland Security Chief: Putin Orchestrated Cyberattacks on US

    Jeh Johnson, former Homeland Security Secretary under President Barack Obama, testified Tuesday before Congress, claiming Russian leader Vladimir Putin orchestrated cyberattacks during last year's presidential elections, but that such attacks did not change the final vote count. 

    (Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017)

    Health department spokeswoman Alleigh Marre says Murthy will remain a member of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

    Murthy says on Facebook that he was humbled and honored to serve. He says serving was the "privilege of a lifetime."