Michael Reynolds – Pool / Getty ImagesSecretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra testifies at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill on Feb. 24, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Michael Reynolds – Pool / Getty Images)
High-ranking Democrats are quickly losing patience with Xavier Becerra, President Joe Biden’s controversial pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services, over his handling of the crisis on the border, according to a report.
Becerra, the former California attorney general, was confirmed as the head of HHS on March 18. Since that time, officials close to the Biden administration are reportedly questioning his ability to effectively lead the agency.
Becerra had no previous experience with regard to matters of public health before his nomination, which led to some hesitancy when he was tapped to run the cabinet-level department which is tasked with overseeing the direction of programs