ABC News reports:
The Senate is poised to confirm Xavier Becerra as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Thursday despite nearly unanimous opposition from Republicans, who have tried to brand him as a radical and unqualified.
Becerra, currently the attorney general of California, would be the first Latino to lead the department.
If he is confirmed, Becerra will take the helm of an agency currently battling the coronavirus pandemic and helping to address the influx of migrant children crossing over the United States border with Mexico.
Read the full article. Final debate is underway and the full Senate is expected to vote around noon.
If a Republican president had nominated someone to HHS like Xavier Becerra with zero health care experience, zero medical experience, zero pharmaceutical experience in the midst of a global pandemic, they would have been laughed out of the room. pic.twitter.com/TgspiJS73d
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) March 18, 2021
You voted to confirm Betsy DeVos and Ben Carson, neither of whom had ANY relevant experience.
— JoeMyGod (@JoeMyGod) March 18, 2021