BREAKING: Obama’s gun-banning surgeon general nominee confirmed by Senate

BREAKING: Obama’s gun-banning surgeon general nominee confirmed by Senate

[Ed. – Long time members of LU Nation will remember Dr. Vivek Murthy’s philosophy that banning guns is part of medicine.]

At 37 years old, Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy has made history today as the youngest appointed US Surgeon General and the first of Indian descent.

The Senate voted tonight 51-43 to confirm Murthy as America’s top doctor after the position was vacant for over a year. Here are seven facts you should know about the 19th US Surgeon General:

1. He was born in England to immigrant parents.


3. He’s wicked smart.

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital physician did his undergrad at Harvard University, graduating magna cum laude in three years’ time. He didn’t stop there. Murthy got a combined medical and business degree from Yale. He was also valedictorian of his high school.

4. The NRA did not want him appointed.

There was dispute in the spring when Obama first nominated Murthy. The NRA is against Dr. Murthy as Surgeon General because he holds anti-gun beliefs, which he has made known on Twitter. …

5. He’s incredibly healthy.

Murthy’s fridge is stocked with foods like raw carrots, almond milk and high-protein grains, according to the Boston Globe. To stay in shape, he does yoga daily.

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