About the Show

Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

On the Next Episode of The Lead

We've moved! Come join us at our new show page.

We've moved! Come join us at our new show page.

October 17th, 2014
06:10 PM ET

GOP lawmaker: Obama Ebola czar appointment 'tone deaf'

(CNN) – Republican lawmakers have been especially critical of the administration's ability to contain Ebola in the U.S.

In a hearing yesterday with the nation's top health officials, Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pennsylvania went so far as to say that the trust and credibility of the government are waning.

On Friday, President Obama appointed Democratic insider Ron Klain as Ebola response coordinator, a so-called Ebola czar.

But Murphy called Obama's move "tone deaf". Check out his interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" in the video above.

soundoff (No Responses)

Comments are closed.