Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

: Linda Benesch, lbenesc[email protected]

Shame on Every Senator Who Voted for Alex Azar

(Washington, DC) — The following is a statement from Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, in reaction to the Senate voting to confirm Alex Azar as Secretary of Health and Human Services:

“Shame on every Senator who voted to put big pharma CEO Alex Azar, who colluded to triple the price of insulin, in charge of regulating the health care industry. If Azar’s record of corruption is any indication of his future behavior, his tenure will be even shorter than his predecessor Tom Price.”

Earlier today, Lawson confronted Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) on his support for Azar. The confrontation took place during the delivery of 300,000 petitions from activists with Social Security Works, Public Citizen, CREDO Action, People’s Action, Other 98, and UNITE HERE urging Senators to vote no on Azar.