Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, reacted to the White House’s appointing Ron Klain as the administration’s point man on the Ebola epidemic by saying that “we don’t need another so-called ‘czar’; we need presidential leadership.”
“This is a public health crisis, and the answer isn’t another White House political operative,” Mr. Cruz said. “The answer is a commander in chief who stands up and leads, banning flights from Ebola-afflicted nations and acting decisively to secure our southern border.”
Mr. Klain, who worked for vice presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore, is president of Case Holdings, which handles business interests for former AOL CEO Steve Case, and general counsel at Revolution LLC, a tech-focused venture capital firm in Washington.
Mr. Cruz said the Ebola outbreak shouldn’t be treated as “yet another partisan battle by the White House.