Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement on his decision to oppose the confirmation of Xavier Becerra to be Secretary of Health and Human Services:
“Xavier Becerra has a long history of backing policies that are outside of the American mainstream. This includes, but is not limited to: a complete government takeover of our health care system, partial birth abortion, rolling back religious liberty protections, and forcing private businesses to surrender intellectual property. Throughout his confirmation hearings, Mr. Becerra was vague in answering most questions from Republican senators. As a result of his record and posturing, I cannot support Mr. Becerra’s confirmation to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.”