Conservatives call Biden pick for HHS Xavier Becerra an ‘extremist,’ oppose nomination

Fox News | Feb 22, 2021 at 7:10 PM
  • More than 100 conservatives are voicing opposition to Xavier Becerra, President Biden’s nominee for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, calling him an “extremist” who would carry a liberal agenda if confirmed.
  • The memo slams Becerra, highlighting his vote during his time in Congress “against a ban on partial-birth abortion, against making it a crime to hurt an unborn child during the perpetration fo another crime, and against efforts to bar minors from being driven across state lines for an abortion without parental consent.”
  • The conservatives also pointed to Becerra’s support of “environmental justice” and his moves to file dozens of lawsuits opposing the Trump administration’s de-regulatory agenda regarding climate and energy.