President of the United States, Joe Biden, recently called for the resignations of both Herschel Walker and Dr. Oz from the federal government’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition.
Although the President has a rule that prohibits candidates for federal office to serve on Presidential committees, which both Oz and Walker are running for, the former television show host spoke out against Biden and argued that the resignation request is a political ploy.
“I received this letter on behalf of @POTUS requesting I resign from the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition. It’s sad that he would politicize such an important issue like health,” the doctor wrote on Twitter. “The doctor he should ask to resign is Dr. Fauci, for a multitude of obvious reasons.”
Oz, who is running for the Republican Senate in the state of Pennsylvania, was appointed by former president Trump alongside the 60-year-old ex-football star. Walker is also running for state Senate but in the state of Georgia. The decision to run for political office was made recently, but the two have been appointed to the council since Trump’s presidency.
The cardiothoracic surgeon included in his social media posts the sentiments, “Clearly, Joe Biden can’t be around anyone who doesn’t completely fall in line with his fear-mongering authoritarian one-size-fits-all COVID handling.”
“I am proud of my service and will not resign,” he added.
In a similar fashion, the former University of Georgia player held similar sentiments. “I’m not a quitter so you are going to have to fire me,” Walker reported on Twitter.
Is Joe Biden conducting a political scheme against the former television show host and football star?
However, the resignation request included the information that if Oz and Walker refuse to resign, they will be terminated effective March 23rd, 2022. Despite the former television star arguing Biden is attempting to draw out a political scheme, the Hatch Act of 1939 outlines why the President asked these two Senate candidates to resign from their positions.
The Hatch Act is a federal law that prohibits partisan political campaigns. Outlined by the Office of Special Counsel, “The law’s purposes are to ensure that federal programs are administered in a nonpartisan fashion, to protect federal employees from political coercion in the workplace, and to ensure that federal employees are advanced based on merit and not based on political affiliation.”
At The Buzzer, or ATB is the place for those who love sports, life, family, community, and so much more. We are far from the run-of-the-mill 24/7 sports news websites. We not only bring you what’s happening in the world of sports in terms of trades and breaking news, but we also bring you the news that goes on behind the scenes, like big life moments, and so much more. So take a minute and read one of our articles, we promise you won't regret it.