WASHINGTON - Facing a possible defeat in the Senate, the White House is considering delaying a vote on President Obama's choice for surgeon general
The nominee, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, an internist has come under criticism from the National Rifle Association. Dr. Murthy, who has voiced support for gun control measures like an assault weapons ban, mandatory safety training and ammunition sales limits.
Wayne LaPierre, head of the NRA, called Dr. Murthy "an enemy of public health and safety."
"He'll be confirmed over my dead body, as i lie with my cold dead fingers grasping my fully loaded AK47 with its 67 bullet clip," said the NRA chief.