The Food and Drug Administration is under siege, and Politico reports that it may respond by hiring physician and MSNBC pundit Vin Gupta as its “public face on high-profile issues.” How about instead of hiring, the Biden team consider a bit of firing?
It’s been 18 months since the new administration smugly explained that the grown-ups were back in charge. Since then, the grown-ups have presided over a humiliating evacuation from Afghanistan, Covid vaccine confusion and drug shortages, a border free-for-all, an inflationary spiral, eye-watering energy prices, and even a baby-formula shortage. Most of these fiascoes resulted from failures of judgment or competence. Yet the administration hasn’t helped itself by helping a few off the job.