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Herschel Walker, Dr. Dr. Mehmet Oz removed from President Joe Biden’s sports council as both men run for US Senate

HARISBURG, Pa. – The White House ousted Dr. Mehmet Oz – better known as the presenter of The Dr. Oz Show – and former soccer star Hersel Walker from the Presidential Council on Sport, Nutrition and Fitness; and the two candidates for the US Senate.

Oz and Walker – both Republicans – were nominated by President Joe Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump, and Oz quickly took to social media to claim he was ousted for political reasons.

“It’s very sad that Joe Biden politicized such an important issue as health,” Oz said in a video posted on Twitter.

The White House announced two new council appointments on Wednesday, and a White House official said Oz and Walker had been asked to resign because the White House did not allow candidates for federal office to serve on boards.

The letter from the White House Office of Presidential Staff called on the men to resign by Wednesday or leave by the end of the day. Walker announced his candidacy in Georgia on Aug. 25, and Oz announced his candidacy in Pennsylvania on Nov. 30.

Oz said he had no intention of resigning and “if President Biden wants to politicize health, he should fire me.” Walker also tweeted on Thursday to attribute his departure to politics.

The White House said it made the announcement as soon as it had appointments to replace Oz and Walker.

These are: José Andrés, chef, restaurant owner and founder of World Central Kitchen, an international aid organization that promotes healthy eating and develops field kitchens to respond to food crises around the world, including in Ukraine. and Elena Delle Donne, a two-time WNBA Player of the Year Award and Team Olympian Gold Medalist, founded the Elena Delle Donne Charitable Foundation to raise money for Lyme disease research and disability programs.

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