Dr. Oz lashes out after Biden boots him off nutrition advisory panel and replaces him with Chef José Andrés
Chef José Andrés and Dr. Mehmet Oz.

On Wednesday, PBS NewsHour's Geoff Bennett reported that President Joe Biden is naming celebrity chef José Andrés as co-chair of the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition.

Andrés, in addition to his work as a chef, is the founder of World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit which works to feed populations affected by natural and humanitarian disasters. The organization has served over 1 million meals in Ukraine as the country has suffered under a brutal invasion by Russia.

At the same time, Biden reportedly asked for the resignation of a more controversial member of the council, Dr. Mehmet Oz, a thoracic surgeon and medical talk show host first appointed to the advisory council by former President Donald Trump in 2018. He has for years been accused of peddling dubious dietary supplements as cures for obesity and other complicated medical conditions, with shaky medical evidence at best.

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Oz promptly responded on Twitter, proclaiming that he had no intention of resigning voluntarily and the president would have to fire him.

This comes as Oz seeks the Republican nomination for Senate in Pennsylvania, even though he actually lives in New Jersey. He has spent much of his campaign railing against the National Institutes of Health's Dr. Anthony Fauci, a top government adviser during the COVID-19 pandemic, whom he referred to as a "petty tyrant" and challenged to a debate earlier this year.