Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has come under sharp fire from congressional leaders after the admitted errors in the handling of Ebola cases. Amid calls from lawmakers for Dr. Frieden’s resignation, President Obama has appointed Ron Klain as his new Ebola Response Coordinator or ’Czar’. Klain has served as chief of staff to both Vice President Biden and former Vice President Al Gore.
Mr. Klain reportedly “comes to the job with strong management credentials, extensive federal government experience overseeing complex operations and has good working relationships with leading members of Congress, as well as senior Obama administration officials, including the president.”
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Edward R. Royce has joined many in Congress who have questioned Klain's lack of medical credentials. Klain will report directly to the president’s homeland security adviser, Lisa Monaco, and the president's national security adviser, Susan Rice.”
What’s your Take? Do you think Ron Klain is the right person for the job? Should we be concerned that that our new Ebola Czar isn’t a doctor?