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Health Secretary Azar Rebuts Report He Resigned: ‘I Am Still Here’

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Health Secretary Azar Rebuts Report He Resigned: ‘I Am Still Here’

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Health Secretary Alex Azar late Friday rebutted an anonymously-sourced CNN report that claimed he resigned. “Contrary to the @CNN chyron, I am still here serving the American people at HHS,” he said in a statement, referring to the Department Health and Human Services. Azar said he was helping with the transfer of government to President-elect Joe Biden, especially given the COVID-19 pandemic. “I believe it is my duty to help ensure a smooth transition to President-elect Biden’s team during the pandemic and will remain as secretary through Jan. 20,” Azar said. “I handed in my letter this week along with every other political appointee, effective Jan. 20 at noon.” CNN reported earlier Friday that Azar had resigned because he was upset with the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol. The report was pushed by wire service Reuters and other agencies, which added no information but cited CNN. During Anderson …

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