The Associated Press reports:
Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo on Tuesday declined to disclose whether he has received a coronavirus vaccine during a contentious confirmation hearing where Democrats pressed the state’s top doctor to promote the shots.
Ladapo, appointed in September by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, has attracted national scrutiny over his close alignment with the Governor in opposing COVID-19 vaccine mandates and other health policies embraced by the federal government.
On Tuesday, Democrats grew visibly frustrated with Ladapo, accusing him of evading questions and endangering public health through what they described as a laissez-faire approach to vaccines.
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“Is there a reason why you just can’t come out and say that you believe vaccines are a very important step for prevention?” asked Sen. Tina Polsky https://t.co/kxhEdLvbGK
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Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo drew more heat from Democrats Tuesday over his views on COVID-19, while landing support from Republicans as his confirmation heads to the Senate floor. https://t.co/yFZjcVE8zI
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Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo one step away from Senate confirmation https://t.co/xnHAAMQl2r
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Dr. Joseph Ladapo, Florida’s controversial surgeon general, is one vote away from being confirmed by the Florida Senate, despite strong opposition from Democrats who say he has failed to promote COVID-19 vaccines and other measures to slow its spread. https://t.co/tBT8i83uNh pic.twitter.com/kZ719F6Ea0
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