Senate Confirms Surgeon General [VIDEO]

Senate Confirms Surgeon General

One year after being nominated by President Obama, the Senate confirmed Vivek Murthy as America’s next surgeon general. The delay was due to NRA lobbying against 37-year-old Murthy, who is a vocal critic of the gun-rights group. Obama issued a statement about the confirmation, saying it “makes us better positioned to save lives around the world and protect the American people here at home.” Murthy is the first Indian-American and the youngest person to serve in this position.