HHS departure signal, a new Secretary is “no-nonsense” approach: report

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Two U.S. Health and Human Services mandate holders left the Agency this week, after months of blazing controversy on social media, according to a report.

HHS Advisor Gavin Smith used his Twitter account to publicly ridicule elected officials, and reporters. Then he was escorted out of the building.

— POLITICO (@politico) July 14, 2018

The departure signals, what you described HHS-source as a “no-nonsense” and “highly professional” management approach taken by the HHS Secretary, Alex Azar, Politico reported.

“There could be more changes, as the Secretary is fully told on Board and occupied,” the source of the news outlet.

“There could be more changes, as the Secretary is fully on Board and occupied.”

– HHS-source

Azar directs the Agency since January, when the Senate confirmed his appointment by President Donald Trump.

The Political report identified the two HHS employees that have left the Agency, such as Gavin Smith, a policy adviser, resigned Friday, and Tim Clark, the Agency’s White House liaison, who is expected to leave in the coming weeks.

Prior to his HHS appointment, Clark is the trump card was a campaign in California Chairman. On more than one occasion, Clark tweets punctuated with the hashtag “#spirit cooking,” in reference to a debunked conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta engaged in the satanic ritual, according to the report.

Smith won a good reputation for routinely mocking critics of the President, for example, referring to the U.S. senators as “crazy” or “I don’t know.”

The officers’ incendiary posts long been a headache for HHS, the increased attention to a Political report.

Azar predecessor, Tom Price resigned after reports of his use of the “expensive” private jets and fractious leadership.

Azar, 51, is married with two children. Prior to joining HHS, he lived in Indiana with his family for about a decade after his health and Human Services Department biography.

The Yale-trained lawyer, also attended Dartmouth College, where he graduated summa cum laude, according to the biography.

Azar, who once clerked for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, spent a large part of his career in the healthcare industry.

Previously, he was general counsel of HHS, and later as Deputy Secretary of HHS under former President George W. Bush.

Fox News’ Madeline Farber contrinbuted to this story.

Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.

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