Fiery 'A Political Hack?' Tantaros, Powers Clash Over New 'Ebola Czar'
President Obama is set to appoint longtime Democrat insider Ron Klain to be the nation's "Ebola czar."
The choice of Klain, a former chief of staff to Al Gore and Vice President Joe Biden, was met with some skepticism, since Klain has no apparent medical or health care background.
So our Ebola czar is a lawyer/political operative/Democrat insider? http://t.co/doeEtf3MAq
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) October 17, 2014
President Obama makes another dumb move, appoints a political hack to be Ebola Czar. He is tone deaf. We need a leader not a politician Dumb
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) October 17, 2014
The "Outnumbered" hosts had a lively debate this afternoon over the merits of Klain to oversee the Ebola response.
Kirsten Powers disagreed that there's a need for medical background, saying the doctors at the CDC have mishandled this so far.
She argued that Klain's task is to "get people together" and make sure the right information is being communicated.
Andrea Tantaros said earlier this week she called for a "czar" to be appointed, but wanted anyone that wasn't a "political hack."
She questioned whether Klain is there to do "political damage control" and help Democrats.
Powers pushed back that it's "absurd" to call Klain a "hack" because he served as chief of staff to the Vice President.
Watch the full discussion above, and let us know your thoughts on the new development.