Jerome Adams steps down as surgeon general at Biden’s request

President Joe Biden just asked Surgeon General Jerome Adams to resign from his post, Adams announced Wednesday.

The news came after reports from the Washington Examiner and elsewhere first revealed that Biden was planning to ax the surgeon general shortly after taking office Wednesday.

“I’ve been asked by the Biden team to step down as Surgeon General,” Adams wrote in a tweet. “[It’s] been the honor of my life to serve this Nation, and I will do all I can to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to achieve and maintain health.”

“My proudest achievement”

In a lengthier statement shared to the U.S. Surgeon General’s Facebook page on Wednesday, Adams reiterated that he was honored to serve the country as “only the second ever African American male to serve in that role.”

“My tenure started with three [C]ategory 5 hurricanes barreling down on our citizens. I immediately deployed to witness the devastation first hand, and to lead our Public Health Service Officers as we helped with the response,” he said. “I saw the best of our Nation coming together in the worse of times, to help those who’d lost everything.”

Adams also noted that one of his top areas of focus was the opioid crisis, which he tried to clamp down on by making an anti-overdose drug known as Naloxone more widely available.

“Working across government and with amazing advocacy organizations on the ground — many led by parents who had lost their own children to opioid overdose — we were able to increase Naloxone availability nationwide by over 400%, and save countless lives,” Adams wrote in his Wednesday statement.

“This is perhaps my proudest achievement, as my family has been personally impacted by substance misuse, and I firmly believe stigma remains one of our biggest killers and barriers to health,” he added.

A look ahead

The Washington Examiner reports that Biden is expected to replace Adams with Dr. Vivek Murthy, who previously occupied the role of surgeon general under then-President Barack Obama.

Biden will select an individual to serve in an acting role in the position until Murthy can be confirmed by the Senate, reports note. In the meantime, Adams hopes the country can come together for a common cause.

“I wasn’t always right — because no one was, and this virus continues to humble all of us — but I was always sincere in my efforts to speak to everyday Americans, and address the terrible health inequities this virus exposed,” he said Wednesday of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I hope in 2021 and beyond, we can focus more on what unites us, and rise above what divides us. Because Americans working together can overcome any obstacle or adversary.”

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  2. Biden is the, “Most Corrupt Politician In American History!” He should be in prison, not the, “White House!” We are in great trouble if he is left to implement his, “Anti-American Policies!” He must be exposed for the, criminal he is! Kamala Harris must go along with him, she is as bad as he is!

    1. Absolutely agree!!!! We the people deserve better than these two fools to make decisions that we do not want!!!! I hope they are impeached and Pelosi and Schumer need to go too. We actually need a complete overhaul in Washington!!!!

  3. we knew from day one that Joe Biden was corrupt remember the video of him bragging about holding back Aid to Ukraine but yet the Democrats put him up as president now believe it or not our country is led by a crime syndicate known as the Democratic Party as we all know they’re hell-bent on destroying America

  4. The American once again find themselves at a breaking point. We’ve been in this position before but this time it feels different. Biden has been President for only a few days and with every statement and every executive order he has betrayed the American worker, the taxpayer and our most defenseless, vulnerable and poor. He is a typical Democrat.

    1. Amen! And that anti Christ is telling him exactly what to do! St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray and do you, O prince of the heavenly hosts cast into HELL Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls!

  5. Can someone PLEASE advise me as to WHY we, as United States Citizens, are not uniting and take immediate action to fight the corruption of the Democratic Party, and ever more, the individuals behind this corruption such as Biden, Harris, Poulosty, Schumer, Sanders and all the rest. Why are we not standing behind Donald Trump, who now, and each and ever day is standing alone to fight his battles. Something so obvious took place during our last election and I just do not understand why WE do not unite and stop it. More importantly, destroy the media, facebook, twitter, and the corporations who are taking control of the world. We have the power! If we unite. I promise you we will be sorry allowing this Biden/Harris zoo happen. Bide spent his entire life in politics. Can you name just one single positive achievement this idiot ever accomplished in his life-career? NO. Harris, who was the main character in the mayor of San Francisco, book about his mistress. GUESS WHO—HARRIS. Why is this acceptable? Praying will not resolve these matters. Hoping, certainly will not. IF we do not unite, then keep your mouth shut and sit back and watch our United States of America self destruct.

  6. He just said it. He will be replaced by one who served during Obama tenure. In another word.- Biden is nothing than Obama puppet. This country will fall in total disgrace.

  7. Sleazy Joe doesn’t have the mental capacity to run the office of the President so he MUST surround himself with those who worked under the Ohbummer and knew what the Ohbummer liked. Since that is what Sleazy Joe remembers and likes, he’s comfortable with it. If they deviate from the Ohbummer office era, Sleazy Joe won’t be able to hold it together. Not that he can hold it together now.

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