3 May 2017
US News reports that President Donald Trump will not be appointing Rep. Tom Marino to be the nation’s “drug czar,” a White House official has told the media outlet
Here’s what they are saying..
The Pennsylvania Republican was widely expected to be named to lead the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
CBS News reported on April 11 that, according to multiple sources, Marino would be nominated to lead the office, a move that requires Senate confirmation.
Marino was undergoing the final stages of completing his paperwork ahead of an official nomination, one source told CBS.
The White House official could not say why Marino is no longer under consideration, or if he failed a background check.
“We have no comment on this topic,” says Marino chief of staff Sara Rogers.