Several of President Joe Biden’s Cabinet picks have left observers scratching their heads, but perhaps the most perplexing and least qualified of the department head nominees is California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The first obvious question is, “what are Becerra’s healthcare or medical qualifications?”
The answer is, he has none. Unless one counts defending the Affordable Care Act.
Otherwise, Becerra’s only other experience managing a healthcare situation is allowing California to remain in near-total lockdown mode, destroying businesses and livelihoods, forcing millions of his state constituents into anxiety — and depression-inducing isolation, and allowing school children to be used as political pawns in a lost year of education.
Becerra’s dismal handling of California’s COVID-19 response does not bode well for the rest of the country if he is confirmed as the head of HHS.
California parents, students and — for the time being, at least — the U.S. Centers for Disease