New Ebola Czar Criticized as Unqualified

Why should he be different from anybody else in D.C.?


No sooner had the White House announced that it had selected Ron Klain to coordinate the administration's response to concerns about the Ebola virus than several congressional Republicans were expressing anger about the pick.

Most highlighted Klain's past as a political operative. He is a former chief of staff to Vice President Biden and a longtime aide to Democratic campaigns. Those criticizing Klain included Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), who chaired Thursday's hearing on the response to the virus.