For more than a decade, Dr. Mehmet Oz was a prominent television doctor. While some in the medical community spoke out against him, he was a generally popular figure.
Once the COVID-19 pandemic started, though, Oz made some very curious statements. The most controversial of these was when he suggested an acceptable death rate for getting kids back to school.
Since then, the Doctor has gone full MAGA and is running for a senate seat in Pennsylvania. And today, he was fired from the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition.
Oz had been placed on the council by Donald Trump soon before he left office. A letter to the Dr. from the Biden administration read:
“On behalf of President Biden, I am writing to request your resignation as a Member of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition. Please submit your resignation to me by the close of business today. Should we not receive your resignation, your position with the Council will be terminated effective 6:00 PM tonight.”
Mehmet Oz has just been fired from the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition. pic.twitter.com/lvAiOu6JMJ
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) March 23, 2022
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.