Tom Price has emerged as a top contender for the job of Health and Human Services Secretary in the administration of the newly-elected President Donald Trump. Price is known as a Republican member of the House of Representatives, a doctor, and a staunch opponent of ObamaCare, LGBT and women’s reproductive rights who has consistently associated himself with homophobes and anti-gay agitators.
Price received a 0% rating from the Human Rights Campaign but he was rated 100% by the National Right to Life Committee for his “pro-life stance”. Price is 62, and an orthopaedic surgeon. On a radio show run by a Tea Party group last year, he reportedly told Rabbi Noson Leiter that laws that “promote some homosexual-agenda item… should take into account the tremendous medical health impact and economic impact that promoting such a lifestyle will result in.” Leiter in turn blamed Hurricane Sandy on marriage equality. The congressman added that “tried-and-true traditions in history that made us great have survived because they are effective.”