Republican US Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz was fired from the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition, a few week after the White House requested him to resign.
Oz, 61, who’s working for workplace in Pennsylvania, was formally fired Wednesday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The candidate mentioned final week that he wouldn’t step down, after being appointed to the council by former President Donald Trump in 2018.
“I have no intention of resigning,” Oz wrote on Twitter.
“If President Biden wants to politicize health, he will have to fire me. You would think record gas prices, a 40-year inflation high, and the situation in Ukraine would be his highest priorities at the moment.”
The cardiac surgeon-turned-television persona is working to fill the seat of retiring Sen. Pat Toomey, a Republican.
The Biden administration had additionally known as on one other movie star Republican Senate candidate to stop the council or be fired final week, with out citing a motive.
Former NFL working again Herschel Walker additionally mentioned he wouldn’t step down from his put up, as he sought to win the Republican Senate main in Georgia and unseat Sen. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat.
“President Biden is so scared about us beating Raphael Warnock that he has asked me to resign from my unpaid position on the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition,” the University of Georgia Heisman Trophy winner wrote.
“I’m not a quitter so you are going to have to fire me.”
It was unclear if Walker had additionally been benched by the White House, which didn’t instantly reply to The Post’s request for remark.