Schumer Statement on Rep. Marino’s Drug Czar Nomination Withdrawal

October 17, 2017

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the below statement following the announcement that Congressman Tom Marino has withdrawn his nomination as drug czar:

“Rep. Marino’s decision to withdraw from consideration as drug czar is the right decision, though the fact that he was nominated in the first place is further evidence that when it comes to the opioid crisis, the Trump administration talks the talk, but refuses to walk the walk.

“The opioid crisis demands that the next drug czar is solely focused on getting communities across the country the help they desperately need. I hope the Trump administration nominates someone that fits the bill.”