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Conservative Leaders Urge Senate To Reject Dr. Rachel Levine To Be Assistant Secretary of Health

Citing Levine's venality and incompetence in handling Pennsylvania's response to the

COVID epidemic, and her radical views on promoting transgenderism to children, nearly 100 leaders of the conservative movement signed the following letter urging the Senate to reject the nomination of Dr. Rachel Levine to be Assistant Secretary of Health at the Department of Health and Human Services.


Click the link to read our column opposing the Levine nomination: Don’t Confirm This Monster – VOTE NO On Dr. Rachel Levine.


We urge CHQ readers and friends to call the toll-free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044), tell your Senators to vote NO when Dr. Levine comes up for confirmation as assistant secretary of health.


March 16, 2021

Washington, DC


Conservatives oppose the nomination of Dr. Rachel Levine to be Assistant Secretary of Health at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Levine currently serves as Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health, and boasts a tenure characterized by incompetent handling of the state’s response to COVID-19. In a move similar to Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York, Levine issued an order forcing COVID-19 patients into nursing homes – but only after Dr. Levine’s mother was moved out of those nursing homes, first.

As a result, six of the 10 nursing homes with the most COVID-19 deaths in the nation occurred in Pennsylvania. The nursing home industry has sued the state over $150 million in federal funds they claim were withheld from them and diverted elsewhere. Pennsylvania also ranks as one of the worst states for vaccine distribution, a program also overseen by Levine.

Levine made further dubious medical determinations as part of Pennsylvania’s COVID response, designating abortion facilities as providing “essential services,” and recommending that all school sports be banned statewide.

Equally troubling, however, are Levine’s views on the use of puberty blockers and sex reassignment surgeries in children – something Dr. Levine apparently supports. When asked by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) whether minors are capable of making a decision as life altering as changing one’s sex, even against parental wishes, Dr. Levine did not answer the question, stating only that if confirmed, a briefing would be provided to the senator on the “standards of care” in transgender medicine.

Levine is also on the record seeking to dismantle the Office of Conscience and Religious Freedom Division at Health and Human Services, stating on a Center for American Progress conference call that the office should “either disbanded or certainly redirected.”

Dr. Levine’s extremely poor track record as Secretary of Health in Pennsylvania, vague positions on dramatic and life-changing procedures in children, and a demonstrated hostility to religious liberty make this nominee unqualified to set a national agenda for public health.

We urge the Senate to reject the nomination of Dr. Rachel Levine.


The Honorable Edwin Meese III

Attorney General

President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)


Alfred S. Regnery

Chairman, Conservative Action Project

President, Republic Book Publishers

The Honorable Jim DeMint

Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute

Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013)

The Honorable Russ Vought

Director, Office of Management and Budget (2020-2021)

Star Parker

President

Center for Urban Renewal and Education

The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop

White House Advisor

President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)

Tom McClusky

President

March for Life Action

L. Brent Bozell, III

Founder and President

Media Research Center

Myron Ebell

Director, Center for Energy and Environment, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Penny Y. Nance

President & CEO

Concerned Women for America

The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell

Chairman

Constitutional Congress, Inc.

The Honorable Donald Paul Hodel

U.S. Secretary of Energy (1982-1985)

U.S. Secretary of Interior (1985-1989)

Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.)

Executive Vice President

Family Research Council

Lady Brigitte Gabriel

Founder & Chairman

ACT For America

Joseph A. Morris

Partner, Morris & De La Rosa

Assistant U.S. Attorney General (Reagan/Meese)

William W. Pascoe III

Board Member

Tea Party Patriots Action

Gary Marx

President

Madison Strategies LLC

Marcia G. Taylor

CEO

Bennett Family of Companies

Joan Holt Lindsey

President

Lindsey Communications

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson

President (2013-2019)

National Religious Broadcasters

The Honorable Ken Cuccinelli

Former Acting Deputy Secretary, DHS

Former Virginia AG

The Honorable Scott Walker

President

Young America’s Foundation

Justin Danhof

General Counsel, National Center for Public Policy Research

Judson Phillips

Founder

Tea Party Nation

Phil Kerpen

President

American Commitment

The Honorable Peter J. Thomas

Chairman

The Conservative Caucus

Richard Manning

President

Americans for Limited Government

Kay R. Daly

President

Coalition for a Fair Judiciary

The Honorable George K. Rasley Jr.

Managing Editor

ConservativeHQ.com

Richard D. Hayes

Partner

Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP

The Honorable Mike Hill

Former Member

Florida State House

Melvin Adams

President

Noah Webster Educational Foundation


Randy M. Long

Founder

Long Business Advisors, LLC

Paavo Ensio

Chairman

Universal Minerals Group

James L. Martin

Founder/Chairman

60 Plus Association

Floyd Brown

President

Western Center for Journalism

Richard Rounsavelle

Trustee

MRC

Sheryl Kaufman

Board Member

Americans for Limited Government

Khadine Ritter

Chairman

Eagle Forum of Ohio

Eleanor Nicholas

Eunie Smith

President Emeritus

Eagle Forum

Rick Scarborough

President

Recover America Now

Sandy Rios

Director of Governmental Affairs

American Family Association

Rob Chambers

Vice President

AFA Action

Mark Bloom

Business Owner

Ole Podner LLC & Tekgeologik LLC

The Honorable Diana Denman

President/ Chairman

The Reagan Legacy Forum

Ruth Rebecca Matulavich

Senior Financial Coordinator

Liberty HealthShare


Wade Kirby

Director of Development

GSWA


Ed Corrigan

Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project and President & CEO, Conservative Partnership Institute

The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.

Chief Domestic Advisor

President Ronald Reagan (1987-1988)

Marty Dannenfelser

Director of Governmental Relations

Center for Urban Renewal and Education

Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.

Chairman, CNP Action, Inc. & President and CEO, First Liberty Institute

The Honorable Morton C. Blackwell

President

The Leadership Institute

Wesley Denton

Chief Operating Officer

Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)

The Honorable Tony Perkins

President

Family Research Council


Jenny Beth Martin

Chairman

Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund

Rachel Bovard

Senior Director of Policy

Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)

William L. Walton

President

Council for National Policy

The Honorable Bob McEwen

U.S. House of Representatives

Former Member, Ohio

Alan Sears

Founder

Alliance Defending Freedom

Nancy Schulze

Founder, President

RCW Speakers


C. Preston Noell III

President

Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.

Kielle C. Horton

President

The Lindsey Foundation

Michael Farris

President & CEO

Alliance Defending Freedom

David N. Bossie

President

Citizens United

Mat Staver

Chairman

Liberty Counsel Action

The Honorable James C. Miller III

Budget Director for President Reagan, 1985-1988

The Honorable Gary L. Bauer

President

American Values

Chad Connelly

President

Faith Wins

Karen England

Executive Director

Capitol Resource Institute

Tim Throckmorton

President

Lifepointe Ministries

Debbie Georgatos

Host, America, Can We Talk?

CWT Publications, LLC

Lee Beaman

CEO

Beaman Ventures

Amy Kremer

Chairwoman

Women for America First

Eric Georgatos

Executive Producer

America Can We Talk?

Elaine Donnelly

President

Center for Military Readiness

Jack Park

Conservative Donor and Activist

Law Offices of Jack Park

Michael Horowitz

21st Century Initiatives

CEO and Former OMB General Counsel, Reagan Administration

Seton Motley

President

Less Government

Saulius "Saul" Anuzis

President

60 Plus Association

Tom DeWeese

President

American Policy Center

Andresen Blom

President

Hawaiian Values

Amapola Hansberger

Founder and President

Legal Immigrants for America

Mario Navarro da Costa

Director, Washington Bureau

Tradition, Family, Property

Don Woodsmall

Principal

Arromid, LLC

B. Case

Peggy Dau

Representative

IranAliveMinistries

Ron Pearson

Executive Director

Conservative Victory Fund

Tim Wildmon

President

American Family Association

Dr. Allen Unruh

Founder

National Abstinence Clearinghouse

Robert Keith Fischer

Meeting Coordinator

Conservatives of Faith

Anne Schlafly Cori

Chairman

Eagle Forum

Melissa Kaye Ortiz

Blogger/Administrator at DCBelleonWheels.com

Founder & Principal, Able Americans

Penna Dexter

Co-host

Point of View Radio


  • Biden administration appointees

  • COVID-19

  • Dr. Rachel Levine

  • transgender

  • Senate confirmation

  • Dr. Richard Levine

  • Assistant Secretary for Health

  • Pennsylvania deaths

  • Rand Paul

  • Transgender medicine

  • hormone blockers

  • Keira Bell

  • birth gender

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