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Surgeon General Jerome Adams Confirms Biden Team Asked Him to Resign

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Surgeon General Jerome Adams Confirms Biden Team Asked Him to Resign

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Surgeon General Jerome Adams has confirmed that the incoming Biden team requested he step down ahead of President Joe Biden’s inauguration. Adams made the announcement in a tweet on Wednesday, several hours before Biden took the oath of office. “I’ve been asked by the Biden team to step down as Surgeon General,” Adams said. “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.” Biden’s pick for Adams’ replacement is former surgeon general Vivek Murthy, who has advised Biden on the COVID-19 pandemic. Adams, who holds the rank of vice admiral in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, was confirmed by the Senate in 2017 to serve as surgeon general under the Trump administration. In a post on Facebook, Adams reflected on his time in office, noting that his …

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