The Washington Post reports:
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to ask for the resignation of U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams after being sworn in Wednesday, ousting the nation’s top doctor in a symbolic break with his predecessor’s covid-19 response, said two people with knowledge of the decision.
Adams, who was nominated by President Trump, was sworn in as surgeon general on Sept. 5, 2017, to serve the office’s standard four-year term, which expires this September.
Biden has nominated Vivek H. Murthy, surgeon general under President Obama and a close adviser of the president-elect, to be the nation’s new surgeon general, but Murthy first needs to undergo Senate confirmation hearings, which have yet to be scheduled.
An acting Surgeon General will be named.
SCOOP: Biden preparing to ask for Surgeon General JEROME ADAMS’ resignation, and may pick acting replacement as soon as today. https://t.co/7gx5ULR4Y7
— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) January 20, 2021