U.S. Cosmetic Surgeon General Jerome Adams will resign from his post after being asked to step down by President-elect Joe Biden’s team.
” I’ve been asked by the Biden team to step down as Cosmetic surgeon General. It’s been the honor of my life to serve this Nation, and I will do all I can to ensure everybody has an equal opportunity to accomplish and maintain health,” stated Adams in a tweet published on Wednesday.
Adams was nominated by President Donald Trump and was sworn in as surgeon general on September 5,2017 He was previously expected to serve the standard four-year term, which was set to end this coming September.
In his longer statement published on Facebook, Adams noted his accomplishments as cosmetic surgeon general, that included addressing the destruction triggered by 3 category 5 hurricanes, the opioid epidemic, the risks of youth e-cigarette usage, and COVID-19, to name a few things.
” During my period, I have gone to with people from all across America,” stated Adams. “I can guarantee you that from Alaska to Alabama, from Maine to Montana, and from California to the Carolinas, Americans mostly desire the same thing. They want a reasonable shot at being their best and healthiest self, and to be able to support the health and well being of their households.”
Adams ended with a message for the future, saying: “I hope in 2021 and beyond, we can focus more on what unites us, and increase above what divides us.”
” Because Americans interacting can overcome any obstacle or enemy,” he included. “I stand ready to help in our mutual quest for recovery, durability, and health, and thank you from the bottom of my heart, for the chance to serve.”
Adams, who was previously an anesthesiologist and Indiana health commissioner, ended up being a key spokesman for Trump’s coronavirus response. He often appeared on nationwide TELEVISION and promoted for COVID-19 public health steps on social networks.
Biden has currently picked Adams’ replacement as surgeon general, coronavirus transition adviser Vivek H. Murthy, in December. Murthy previously served in the function under former President Barack Obama’s administration. He, however, still waits for Senate verification.
Newsweek connected to Biden’s team, however didn’t hear back in time for publication.