A creepy eugenicist who believes humans should live no longer than 75 years is a step away from leading the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), at least according to rumors, The Federalist reported.
Ezekiel Emanuel is reportedly being considered by President Joe Biden to lead the agency, Politico reported.
Emanuel is the brother of former Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, and a “bioethicist” and oncologist. He was at the center of the “death panels” controversy surrounding Obamacare, which he played a central role in creating.
Fauci to endorse?
A Democratic party loyalist, Emanuel has powerful allies, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is said to endorse him to lead the FDA.
It’s not hard to see why. Not unlike Fauci, Emanuel is an avid supporter of lockdowns and vaccine mandates — Politico described him as one of the most high-profile supporters of Biden’s COVID-19 policy and vaccine campaign — and he also seems to share Fauci’s totalitarian passion for social control.
At the outset of the pandemic, Emanuel called for a lockdown lasting as long as 18 months, saying America had “no choice,” and as the New York Post reported, called the burgeoning pandemic a “great argument for universal health care coverage.”
In a 2014 article for the Atlantic, Emanuel shared his bizarre view that 75 is the optimal age for people to die. He was criticized when this view resurfaced last year, with Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) calling Manuel a “creepy bioethicist who enjoys playing God.”
Another mad doctor in charge?
The White House demurred when asked about the rumors. So did Emanuel, who said he had no idea where the speculation came from, but he did not dismiss the idea of joining the FDA either.
Politico notes that Emanuel has “little experience in drug policymaking and has never worked at FDA,” but he has “won allies within the administration due to his background aiding the Obama administration, health policy ‘vision’ and broader knowledge of the government.”
Emanuel advised Biden’s 2020 campaign and before serving on the Biden transition team on COVID-19 policy. The Biden administration was reportedly impressed with his ability to coordinate a pressure campaign to lobby for vaccine mandates for healthcare workers.
It certainly seems like Emanuel has plenty of energy and no shortage of ideas. If chosen to lead the FDA, he would have more power than ever before to bring them into reality.
After 18 months of Fauci, the last thing America needs is another doctor with a God complex running the country.