Transgender Health and Human Services nominee draws tirade from Republican senator at confirmation hearing

Transgender Health and Human Services nominee draws tirade from Republican senator at confirmation hearing

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Dr. Rachel Levine, nominee for assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Screen shot from livestream of nomination hearing)

Sen. Richard Burr also criticizes Dr. Rachel Levine for slow vaccine rollout in her state of Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania’s former top health official at her Senate confirmation hearing Thursday faced a tirade from a Republican senator about gender-affirmation surgery for minors, as well as criticism about the state’s response to the pandemic.