Senate Confirms Surgeon General, Despite NRA Push
The surgeon general was selected by the president a year ago, but unease over his opposition to weak gun laws delayed confirmation.By Zach Toombs | December 15, 2014
A year after the president picked him, the U.S. Senate has confirmed Vivek Murthy as America's next surgeon general.
"The ayes are 51. The nays are 43, and the nomination is confirmed." (Video via C-SPAN)
The nation's new top doctor faced heavy opposition from conservative press and from the NRA, who labeled Murthy anti-gun.