Marino Withdraws His Name From Consideration For Drug Czar
Congressman Tom Marino (R-Lycoming) reportedly has withdrawn his name from consideration to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy after a Washington Post/60 Minutes report on his role in a bill weakening the DEA’s ability to battle to opioid epidemic.
President Trump Tweeted this morning that Marino had withdrawn his name from consideration.
Rep.Tom Marino has informed me that he is withdrawing his name from consideration as drug czar. Tom is a fine man and a great Congressman!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2017
Marino’s decision comes two days after the Washington Post and 60 Minutes ran a report detailing his ties to drug distributors.